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Banker.FLO

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Banker.FLO
Technical name:Trj/Banker.FLO
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It monitors Internet traffic generated when the user accesses several online banking entities in order to log usernames and passwords for accessing them. It does not spread automatically by its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 27, 2006
Detection updated on:Nov. 27, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Banker.FLO is a Trojan that monitors Internet traffic generated when the user accesses web pages related to certain Brazilian online banking entities.

When the user accesses any of these websites, it captures the keystrokes typed by the user. By doing this, it logs usernames and passwords for accessing those banking entities.

Then, it sends the gathered information to its author.

Banker.FLO 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.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Banker.FLO is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.