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Mafia.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Mafia.A
Technical name:Trj/Mafia.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Subtype: Password Stealer
Effects:  It collects passwords and other information from the affected computer and sends it via e-mail.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Oct. 14, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Mafia.A is a Trojan that collects passwords and other information from the affected computer.

Mafia.A looks for passwords to Outlook Express' mail accounts, and obtains information on the hard disks, installed memory, operating system, username, microprocessor, etc.

On Windows .NET Server/XP/2000/NT computers, it also searches the cache memory for passwords.

Mafia.A sends the collected information via e-mail.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Mafia.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.