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Sinowal.WUZ

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

It is designed to steal confidential information from the computer and the user, mostly related to banking data. It does not spread automatically using its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 1, 2010
Detection updated on:April 30, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Sinowal.WUZ is a Trojan which is designed to steal information from the computer and the user, such as passwords or other confidential data, mostly related to banking entities.

Additionally, it establishes several connections with certain websites that allow it to monitor and connect to the affected computer.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

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