Tag Archives: Trojan horses

The Danger Of The Mistyped URL

By | April 27, 2005

F-Secure Computer Virus Information Pages: Googkle: F-Secure staff has found a malicious website that utilizes a spelling error when typing the name of the popular search engine – ‘Google.com’. If a user opens a malicious website, his/her computer gets hijacked – a lot of different malware gets automatically downloaded and installed: trojan droppers, trojan downloaders, backdoors, a proxy… Read More »

Estonia Nets A Big Phish

By | April 6, 2005

The Register, quoting AP, says that an Estonian man suspected of plundering millions from hundreds of online bank accounts accounts across Europe was arrested last week. AP reports that the unnamed 24 year-old allegedly used a sophisticated Trojan in order to monitor the keystrokes on victims’ PCs and extract confidential banking passwords that allowed him to plunder online… Read More »

Pocket PC’s Backdoor

By | August 6, 2004

Symantec say they’ve found the first Windows CE (PocketPC) backdoor Trojan, which they’re calling Backdoor.Bardor.A: “Once installed, the backdoor allows full control of the handheld system when it is restarted. When the infected handheld is connected to the Internet, the backdoor sends the attacker the IP address of the handheld device. It then opens port 44299 and waits… Read More »

News: Beware QHosts

By | October 4, 2003

 All you need to do to be infected by this virus is visit the homepage of Web hosting provider FortuneCity.com. CNET reports that a malicious program, dubbed QHosts, infects PCs using a recent flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer to take control of how computers look up Internet addresses. The program takes advantage of a critical flaw in Internet Explorer… Read More »

Update: The Citibank Robbery

By | July 17, 2003

  A bit more on that backdoor Trojan that made me think Citibank didn’t like me anymore: Symantec’s website says it’s a brand new version, and seems to only appear in a Citibank form. No wonder I couldn’t find it on Google. Symantec call it Backdoor.Berbew. Other names:  Downloader-DI [McAfee] TrojanProxy.Win32.Webber.10 [KAV] Troj/Webber-A [Sophos] I thought everyone had agreed to… Read More »