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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

LdPinch.ZO

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

It steals confidential information when the user accesses certain programs such as FTP clients, web browsers and email clients, among others. The gathered information is sent to its author via email. It does not spread by its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 18, 2007
Detection updated on:March 25, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

LdPinch.ZO is a password stealer type Trojan that obtains different types of passwords from the affected computer:

  • passwords from FTP clients such as SmartFTP and Total Commander.
  • passwords from email clients such as Outlook and The Bat!.
  • passwords from web browsers such as Internet Explorer and Firefox.
  • passwords from instant messaging programs such as ICQ and Miranda.

Then, it sends the data it has gathered to its author via email.

LdPinch.ZO 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 

    

LdPinch.ZO is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as when it is run, a Windows Explorer window is displayed showing the content of the temp directory of the C: drive.

Image of a system affected by Trj/Ldpinch.ZO

The content of these files are 5 photos of sexual nature.