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Banker.VY

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Banker.VY
Technical name:Trj/Banker.VY
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Subtype: Password Stealer
Effects:  

It redirects web pages belonging to several banking entities that imitate them. If the user gets tricked in and enters confidential data, it would fall into the hands of the Trojan's author. It usually reaches the computer when it is downloaded by Downloader.CYZ.

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Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 23, 2005
Detection updated on:Aug. 31, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Banker.VY is a password stealer type Trojan that redirects the web pages accessed by the user and belonging to several banking entities to other pages created by its author and hosted in the domain banks.wayser.net.

Such pages imitate the legitimate ones, so that if the user gets tricked in and enters confidential data (username, password, social security number, etc.), it would fall into the hands of the Trojan's author.

Banker.VY usually reaches the computer when it is downloaded by other Trojan, detected as Downloader.CYZ.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Banker.VY is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.