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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Bancos.MM

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bancos.MM
Technical name:Trj/Bancos.MM
Threat level:Low
Alias:Backdoor.Win32.VB.ui
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It captures keystrokes. It uses the infected computer to take malicious actions on other users. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 19, 2006
Detection updated on:Feb. 9, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Bancos.MM 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 uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:

  • It uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.
  • It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.

 

Bancos.MM does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.