2413Re: Shimla - Newsletter Virus Alert - Important
- Aug 21, 2008
Thanks for virus alert!
--- On Thu, 21/8/08, Moderator, ShimlaHangout <shimlahangout@...> wrote:
From: Moderator, ShimlaHangout <shimlahangout@...>
Subject: Shimla - Newsletter Virus Alert - Important
Date: Thursday, 21 August, 2008, 1:16 PM
All MSN users need to be cautious while connected on MSN Messenger as there is a new Trojan which not only steals your sensitive information from your machine (password etc) but also make your machine unusable . This Trojan would come as a message from someone added on your friends list and fool you to visit a link which claims some pictures – more details below. In case you feel you have accidentally clicked on the message please get in touch with Technology Helpdesk teams to assist from further propagation and remedial actions.
A Trojan is introducing malware into thousands of computer systems worldwide, and the number is growing by the hour. The malware is being introduced by MSN Messenger files posing as pictures, mostly seeming to come from known acquaintances.
The explosive propagation of the Nabload.U and Banker.BSX Trojans has left thousands of computers around the world infected. Nabload.U and Banker.BSX launch a combined attack in order to install themselves on computers. The infection process is as follows:
a) users receive, through MSN Messenger, a message with the text “ve esa vaina” (look at this), and displaying an Internet address.
b) In order to trick users, the message appears to have come from one of the users’ contacts stored in the application.
c) If the user visits the link that they have received, the Nabload.U Trojan is downloaded onto their system. At the same time, this downloads the Banker.BSX Trojan.
Banker.BSX is designed to steal access details to various online banking services in Spanish-speaking countries. It does this by monitoring the addresses visited and waiting for the user to access one of these services. When this happens, the Trojan captures the information and sends it to an email address where the creator of the malicious code can collect the data which could then be used fraudulently. Finally, Banker.BSX sends new malicious messages to all MSN Messenger contacts.
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