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Banbra.AQZ

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Banbra.AQZ
Technical name:Trj/Banbra.AQZ
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Subtype: Password Stealer
Effects:   It steals confidential data from the affected computer and sends them. It spreads and affects other computers.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 1, 2005
Detection updated on:Aug. 1, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    
Banbra.AQZ is a worm with the characteristics of a Trojan.
Banbra.AQZ spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files. Its main objective is to collapse computers and networks, preventing users from working with their computers.
Furthermore, due to its Trojan characteristics, Banbra.AQZ allows hackers to get into and carry out dangerous actions in affected computers, such as capturing screenshots, stealing personal data, etc.

 

It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy: keystrokes, in order to obtain information for accessing online banking services, passwords and other confidential information.

 

Banbra.AQZ uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.