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Banker.CMG

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Banker.CMG
Technical name:Trj/Banker.CMG
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Trojan-Spy.Win32.Banker.ark
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It captures keystrokes, in order to obtain information for accessing online banks. It uses the infected computer to take malicious actions on other users. It opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer. It downloads files from several websites. It spreads , across the Internet.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 4, 2006
Detection updated on:April 4, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Banker.CMG 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: keystrokes, in order to obtain information for accessing online banking services, passwords and other confidential information.

 

It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:

  • In the affected computer: it converts the computer into a platform for taking malicious action surreptitiously: spam sending, launch of Denial of Service attacks, malware distribution, etc.

 

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.

 

Banker.CMG accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.

 

Banker.CMG 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.
  • Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.