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Wincap.B

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Wincap.B
Technical name:Trj/Wincap.B
Threat level:Medium
Alias:PWS-Wincap trojan, Trojan.PSW.Capwin.b
Type:Trojan
Subtype: Password Stealer
Effects:  It steals the passwords used to access certain websites and sends them via e-mail to a hacker.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Dec. 18, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Wincap.B is a password stealer type Trojan. It contains a list of Internet websites, belonging to on-line financial entities, among others. When the user accesses any of these websites, Wincap.B attempts to steal the passwords used.

Then, Wincap.B collects the stolen passwords in a file that is compressed and sent via e-mail to a hacker.

Wincap.B does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs the attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, e-mail messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Wincap.B is easy to recognize, as it displays the following message on screen when it is run: