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Dialer.KLT

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Dialer.KLT
Technical name:Dialer.KLT
Threat level:Medium
Type:Dialer
Effects:   It establishes a phone connection with a high rate number. It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy. It mass mails junk mail (spam). It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/3.X

First detected on:July 12, 2007
Detection updated on:July 12, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Dialer.KLT is a dialer type malware. Dialers usually try to establish phone connections with high rate numbers, significantly increasing the phone bill of the affected user.

Dialer.KLT affects computers that use a modem to connect to the Internet, as the virus modifies the Dial-up network access settings. It changes the telephone number provided by the ISP (Internet Service Provider), which is a local-rate number, to a high-rate number.

 

It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy: keystrokes, in order to obtain information for accessing online banking services, passwords and other confidential information.

It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.

 

  • On remote sites: it mass mails junk mail (spam).

 

Dialer.KLT 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.