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Pornotop.A

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Pornotop.A
Technical name:Trj/Pornotop.A
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/98/95/3.X

First detected on:Feb. 4, 2006
Detection updated on:Feb. 6, 2006
StatisticsNo
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

 

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

Pornotop.A 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.

Pornotop.A redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.

 

Pornotop.A 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.