|Banbra.GBW is a virus that also has the characteristics of a worm. |
Banbra.GBW gets into a computer via e-mail, the Internet, floppy disks, etc, and it spreads by inserting its code in other files and programs. Its effects can range from simply annoying to destructive.
Furthermore, due to its worm characteristics, Banbra.GBW also spreads by sending out copies of itself. Its main objective is to collapse computers and networks, preventing users from working with the affected computer.
Banbra.GBW redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It modifies system permissions in order to hide itself.
Banbra.GBW 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.