Courtesy of Panda Security
This week’s PandaLabs report looks at the XPDeluxeProtector adware, the
Banbra.GII banker Trojan and the Snapper.C worm.
XPDeluxeProtector is a fake antivirus. Like all malicious code of this
type, XPDeluxeProtector simulates a system scan and detects viruses that
actually do not exist on the computer to make users believe they are
Then, it offers users the option to buy a paid version of the fake
antivirus to ‘get rid’ of these non-existent threats. The objective is
to gain financial benefits by selling the fake antivirus.
Banbra.GII is a Trojan designed to steal passwords for certain Brazilian
banking institutions. To do this, it passes itself off as a legitimate
program that asks for the user’s banking details during installation.
Besides, it also asks for the user’s matrix card data. All this information is then sent to the cyber-criminal by FTP.
Snapper.C is a worm designed to take snapshots of the infected
computer’s screen every 9 seconds. The objective is to watch users’
every move and the passwords they might enter in online services, etc.
However, this can have another harmful effect for targeted users, as all
those images are stored on the user’s own computer. As the images can be rather large in size, there is the risk that the computer’s memory is soon saturated. The worm spreads via USB drives and shared folders.
More information about these and other malicious codes is available in
the Panda Security Encyclopedia.
Finally, Panda Security has launched a page for users to relate their
experiences with malware (whether they have fallen victim to money or
data theft, etc.). Users who send their comments will receive a free
download of Panda Internet Security 2009 with two months’ services.
Check it out here.
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