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PasswordStealer.BP

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:PasswordStealer.BP
Technical name:Trj/PasswordStealer.BP
Threat level:Low
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 generates a large amount of network traffic activity with the consequent consumption of bandwidth. It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer. It spreads , across the Internet, through shared network resources.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/3.X; IIS

First detected on:April 20, 2010
Detection updated on:April 27, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

PasswordStealer.BP 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; screenshots of actions carried out.

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

 

  • In the local network: it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.

 

It reduces the security level of the computer: it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level; it awaits remote-control orders received through FTP.

 

PasswordStealer.BP 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.
  • Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.