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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Banbra.ALT

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Banbra.ALT
Technical name:Trj/Banbra.ALT
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Subtype: Password Stealer
Effects:   It steals confidential data from the affected computer and sends them to a hacker.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 11, 2005
Detection updated on:July 11, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Banbra.ALT is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions: screenlogging, stealing personal data, etc.

 

Banbra.ALT prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).

Banbra.ALT redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.

Banbra.ALT redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.

 

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