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Banwor.V

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Banwor.V
Technical name:W32/Banwor.V.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers. It captures keystrokes. It spreads , via mapped drives.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 4, 2009
Detection updated on:April 4, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Banwor.V 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: keystrokes, in order to obtain information for accessing online banking services, passwords and other confidential information.

 

Banwor.V 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.

 

Banwor.V 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.
  • Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.