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Steam.AC

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Steam.AC
Technical name:Trj/Steam.AC
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.cvuy,Infostealer,
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy. It spreads , across the Internet.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT

First detected on:Feb. 18, 2010
Detection updated on:Feb. 18, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Steam.AC is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.

 

It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy: passwords saved by certain Windows services; user's browsing habits.

It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.

 

Steam.AC 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.
  • Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.