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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy.
It generates a large amount of network traffic activity with the consequent consumption of bandwidth.
It notifies the attacker that the computer has been compromised and is ready to be used maliciously.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, through instant messaging.
|First detected on:||Aug. 17, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 17, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Banker.IPU is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.
- In the local network:
it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.
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.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It injects itself in running processes.
Banker.IPU 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.
- Instant messaging: it sends links pointing to a copy of itself to all users included in the infected user's contacts list.