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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Burglar.A

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Burglar.A
Technical name:Trj/Burglar.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It downloads malware to the computer and obtains information from the affected computer, such as the IP address. It is usually distributed in an email message that may contain a file attached or a link to a website.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 20, 2007
Detection updated on:March 12, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Burglar.A is a Trojan that obtains information from the computer, such as IP address, name, geographic area, etc.

Additionally, it downloads the following malware to the affected computer:

  • Trj/Sters.P, which prevents users and installed programs from accessing certain websites, which belong to several antivirus companies.
  • Trj/Keylog.LN, which logs the keystrokes typed by the user. 
  • Trj/FileStealer.A, which downloads and installs a web server on the computer, in order to gain remote access to the affected system.
  • Trj/Banker.CLJ, which steals banking passwords.

Burglar.A is usually distributed in an email message that contains an executable file attached or a link to a website.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Burglar.A is easy to recognize, as it is usually distributed in an email message with the following characteristics:

Subject: one of the following:
Current Australia’s Prime Minister survived a hear attack
Prime Minister survived a heard attack
The life of the Prime Minister is in grave danger

Message:
SYDNEY, February 18, 2007 08:56pm (AEDT) –
The Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard have survived a heart attack. Mr Howard, 67 years old, was at Kirribilli House in Sydney, his prime residence,when he was suddenly stricken.
Mr Howard was taken to the Royal North Shore Hospital where the best surgeons of Australia are struggling for his life.
Click on the link below to get the latest information on the health
of the Prime Minister:
The Australian - keeping the nation informed
John Howard was born on the 26th of July, 1939. Howard is Australia's
second longest serving Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Party
in Australia.