Evil Spyware Pop-Up Ad

By Phantasm66
Jun 29, 2004
  1. Security researchers have discovered a malicious program that installs itself through a pop-up ad and can read keystrokes and steal passwords when victims visit any of nearly 50 targeted banking sites.

    Security experts at the Internet Storm Center have studied the "img1big.gif" trojan file, and have discovered it to target a long list of banks and attempted to steal the account information of those institutions' customers.

    More here.
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Wow, so this is one that can log 'REAL' bank sites. That's not good. At fist read I thought it was just the fake ones you get emails about all the time.
    Better be extra careful out there...
  3. jshields13

    jshields13 TS Rookie Posts: 109

    Interesting. I would think that if one has a pop up blocker that this would not be a problem.
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    It depends on what kind of trojan it is. If it sees or something of the sorts, it could enable the keylogger and log the username and password. Doesn't necessarily have to be a pop up for it to work.
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    It monitors the following sites:
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