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Sinowal.VPB

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

It is designed to steal passwords and banking data. When it is run, it causes the system to be restarted. It does not spread automatically by its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 14, 2008
Detection updated on:July 14, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Sinowal.VPB is a Trojan which is designed to steal passwords and banking data. In order to do so, it monitors the browsing of the users and when they visit the website belonging to certain banking entities, the Trojan will intercept all the information entered by them.

This way, it could obtain banking data which would endanger the security of the users' information.

Sinowal.VPB does not spread automatically by its own means.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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