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Banker.MIF

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

It is designed to steal users' banking details belonging to certain Brazilian banks. It reaches the computer in an email message with the subject Fotos 01/07.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 13, 2010
Detection updated on:July 16, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Banker.MIF is a Trojan designed to steal users' banking details belonging to certain Brazilian banking entities.

In order to do so, when users access the website of the affected banks, they are redirected to another imitating the original one. This way, it could obtain the data entered by users.

Additionally, it obtains a list with information about the computers it has infected, like the computer name and the version and language of the operating system.

On the other hand, it checks if there is a newer version of the Trojan and if so, it updates itself.

Banker.MIF reaches the computer in an email message in Portuguese inviting users to see a photo.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Banker.MIF is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an email message in Portuguese inviting users to download a photo.

The subject of the message is Fotos 01/07 and contains a photo of a group of people in a party.

The email is like the following:

Email in which Banker.MIF reaches the computer