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Ldpinch.AAI

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

It steals confidential information from certain programs such as FTP clients, web browsers and email clients, among others. The gathered information is sent to its author through a certain website. It does not spread by its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 30, 2007
Detection updated on:March 30, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Ldpinch.AAI 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 Opera Software.
  • passwords from instant messaging programs such as .NET Passport and Miranda.

Then, it sends the data it has gathered to its author through a certain website.

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

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