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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services.
It opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer.
It downloads files from several websites.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, via email.
|First detected on:||March 10, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||March 10, 2006|
LdPinch.PG is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
passwords saved by certain Windows services.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer and takes action that compromises user confidentiality.
LdPinch.PG accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It injects itself in running processes.
LdPinch.PG uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.