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|Effects: ||It attempts to steal the information that the user enters in certains websites belonging to banking entities. It uses two vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer in order to download and run a copy of itself on the affected computer.|
|First detected on:||Feb. 24, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||March 15, 2005|
Bizex.A is a worm that spreads via the instant messaging program ICQ. It uses two vulnerabilities in the browser Internet Explorer in order to download and run a copy of itself on the affected computer.
Bizex.A attempts to steal the information that the user enters in certains websites belonging to banking entities. It also tries to steal the information transmitted through HTTPS (HTTP over Secure Socket Layer) referred to the domains login.yahoo.com and .passport..
Then, Bizex.A sends the logged information to an FTP server.
If you have Internet Explorer installed on your computer, it is highly advisable to install the following security patches, available at Microsoft's website: MS03-32 and MS03-40.
Bizex.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.