Mail from Amazon Takes You to Virus Zone
What do you do when “Amazon.co.uk’ sends you an email saying that they will take money out of your bank account for things you have never bought? Anxiety and fear of identity theft might just take you over, forcing you to click on the mail and see what they are talking about. Well, the moment you run the exe in mail, a password stealing Trojan slips into your computer!
Security experts at MicroWorld Technologies inform that a new variant of the password stealing Trojan-Spy.Win32.Banker.t or PWSteal.Tarno.T comes to you from the mail id “firstname.lastname@example.org’ with a subject line “Your payment done’.
Like many recent worms, “shock’ is the weapon of proliferation for “Banker.t’ too.
Written in business lingo, the mail says that the victim has initiated a payment to amazon and funds of the same will be transferred in 3 days. It even gives an email address to be contacted incase of disputes, which apparently is same as that of the id from where the email is sent.
After gaining a foothold, it starts downloading more malicious code from the net. The Trojan steals usernames and passwords entered on e-commerce and online banking websites and sends that to a remote attacker, who will make merry with this confidential personal financial information.
“Of late, most Trojans are equipped with keyloggers, form stealers, screen capturing abilities and many other techniques to drain as much information as possible from the infected computer. With their upgradable nature, these Trojans can eventually gather everything that you have on your PC. Those regularly indulging in online financial activity need to be extremely cautious about this kind of Trojans,” observes Govind Rammurthy, CEO, MicroWorld Technologies.
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