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Bizex.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bizex.A
Technical name:W32/Bizex.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:W32/Bizex.worm, Worm.Win32.Bizex
Type:Worm
Effects:  It attempts to steal the information that the user enters in certains websites belonging to banking entities. It uses two vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer in order to download and run a copy of itself on the affected computer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 24, 2004
Detection updated on:March 15, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Bizex.A is a worm that spreads via the instant messaging program ICQ. It uses two vulnerabilities in the browser Internet Explorer in order to download and run a copy of itself on the affected computer.

Bizex.A attempts to steal the information that the user enters in certains websites belonging to banking entities. It also tries to steal the information transmitted through HTTPS (HTTP over Secure Socket Layer) referred to the domains login.yahoo.com and .passport..

Then, Bizex.A sends the logged information to an FTP server.

If you have Internet Explorer installed on your computer, it is highly advisable to install the following security patches, available at Microsoft's website: MS03-32 and MS03-40.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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