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Banker.BSX

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Banker.BSX
Technical name:Trj/Banker.BSX
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Trojan-Spy.Win32.Banker.ant
Type:Trojan
Subtype: Password Stealer
Effects:  

It opens the port 1106 and obtains passwords belonging to several banking entities in Spanish speaking countries. It is downloaded by the Trojan Nabload.U.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Dec. 23, 2005
Detection updated on:March 27, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Repair utility:Panda QuickRemover

Brief Description 

    

Banker.BSX is a password stealer type Trojan that opens the port 1106 and monitors if the user accesses websites belonging to certain banking entities in Spanish speaking countries, in order to obtain passwords.

Banker.BSX captures the actions carried out by the user in the website, including the login and password typed by virtual keyboards.

Then, it sends the data it has gathered to a certain email address.

Banker.BSX is downloaded to the affected computer by other Trojan, called Nabload.U, which is distributed via MSN Messenger.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Banker.BSX is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.