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Banker.AEP

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Banker.AEP
Technical name:Trj/Banker.AEP
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Subtype: Backdoor
Effects:  

It monitors the access to several banking entities websites, and it imitates such webpages in order to log sensitive data, such as user's name, date of birth, passwords, etc.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 25, 2005
Detection updated on:July 29, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Banker.AEP is a Trojan with backdoor characteristics that obtains confidential information from the user.

In order to do so, it checks if certain websites, which belong to banking entities, are accessed. Then, it will close them and open others of similar characteristics, in which several sensitive data is requested, such as user name, date of birth, passwords, etc, and the logged information is sent to several email addresses.

Additionally, a singular characteristic of Banker.AEP is that the interface it creates is designed to imitate Internet Explorer windows on Windows XP in Portuguese.

So, if Banker.AEP is run in any other version or language, the Internet Explorer windows will not be the usual, they will belong to Windows XP and will be in Portuguese. Besides, it will be not possible to access either the tool bars or the menus, as these functionalities are disabled in the false interface.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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