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Banker.JNS.worm

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Banker.JNS.worm
Technical name:W32/Banker.JNS.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers. It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy. It spreads , via email.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 6, 2007
Detection updated on:Nov. 23, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Banker.JNS.worm is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.

 

It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy: passwords saved by certain Windows services; 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.

 

Banker.JNS.worm uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.