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Banker.DVB

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Banker.DVB
Technical name:Trj/Banker.DVB
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy. It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer. 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:July 21, 2006
Detection updated on:Nov. 4, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Banker.DVB 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; screenshots of actions carried out.

It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.

 

It reduces the security level of the computer: it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level; it changes system permissions, decreasing the security level.

 

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 modifies system permissions in order to hide itself.

 

Banker.DVB 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.
  • It is dropped or downloaded to the computer by other malware specimens, for example: Nabload.GZ.