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Sinowal.VXR

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

It is designed to obtain confidential information related to certain British banking entities. It does not spread automatically by its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 14, 2008
Detection updated on:Dec. 16, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Sinowal.VXR is a Trojan designed to steal information related to certain British banking entities. It obtains confidential information related to users' login form requiring more information than the legitimate website requires.

Sinowal.VXR does not spread automatically by its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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