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It spreads and affects other computers.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy.
It notifies the attacker that the computer has been compromised and is ready to be used maliciously.
, through P2P programs.
|First detected on:||June 24, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||June 24, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Spreadbanker.B is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
passwords saved by certain Windows services; keystrokes, in order to obtain information for accessing online banking services, passwords and other confidential information; user's browsing habits.
It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it notifies the attacker that the computer has been compromised and is ready to be used maliciously.
Spreadbanker.B 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.
- Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs: it makes copies of itself with enticing names in shared folders belonging to these programs. Other users of this type of networks then voluntarily download and run the infected files.