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Virus Encyclopedia

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Banker.EEA

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Banker.EEA
Technical name:Trj/Banker.EEA
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Trj/Spyforms.A
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It registers the login information to the banking entity Postbank and uses this data to fraudulently access the bank account of the affected user. It also monitors and logs information entered in forms from other sources, such as other banking entities, web mail pages, forums, etc. It is downloaded to the affected computer by Nabload.JC.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 14, 2006
Detection updated on:Aug. 18, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Banker.EEA is a Trojan that modifies the login page of the German bank Postbank displayed on the web browser when the user accesses it. The Trojan changes it so that besides username and PIN, it asks for TAN (Transaction Authorization Number).

Banker.EEA logs this information and sends it to a certain server. This way, the compromised data can be used in order to fraudulently access the bank account of the affected user.

Though Banker.EEA is specifically aimed at Postbank users, it also monitors and logs information entered in forms from other sources, such as other banking entities, web mail pages, forums, etc.

Banker.EEA is downloaded to the affected computer by another Trojan, detected as Nabload.JC.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Banker.EEA is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as when the user accesses the login page of the banking entity Postbank, the web browser displays the following modified version:

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