Evil Spyware Pop-Up Ad

By Derek Sooman on June 29, 2004, 3:11 PM
[COLOR=#1951B9]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.[/COLOR]

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.

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poertner_1274 said:
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...
jshields13 said:
Interesting. I would think that if one has a pop up blocker that this would not be a problem.
poertner_1274 said:
It depends on what kind of trojan it is. If it sees [url]www.usbank.com[/url] 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.
Mictlantecuhtli said:
It monitors the following sites:.commbank.com.au .citibank.com .stgeorge.com.au .bendigobank.com.au .anz.com national.com.au westpac.com.au .hsbc.com.au barclays.co.uk lloydstsb.co.uk citibank.com.au .online_banking.standardchartered.com.hk [url]www.ebank.iba.com.hk[/url] [url]www.dahsing.com[/url] [url]www.citibank.com.hk[/url] .hsbc.com.hk .deutsche_bank.de .citibank.de .sparkasse_banking.de banking.lbbw.de dit_online.de .dab_bank.com www1.bmo.com [url]www.scotiaonline.scotiabank.com[/url] cibconline.cibc.com www1.royalbank.com easyweb.tdcanadatrust.com suncorpmetway.com.au cd.citibank.co.ae ebank.uae.hsbc.com banknetpower.net nbd.ae online_banking.standardchartered.ae standardchartered.com [url]www.cbdonline.ae[/url] [url]www.arabi_online.com[/url] banking.mashreqbank.com [url]www.unb.com[/url] online.nbad.com pbg1.edc.citiaccess.com [url]www.privatebank.citibank.com.sg[/url] ekocbank.kocbank.com.tr internetsube.akbank.com.tr hercules.pamukbank.com.tr [url]www.alahlionline.com[/url] [url]www.samba.com[/url] [url]www.almubasher.com.sa[/url] [url]www.sabbnet.com[/url] .e_gold.com
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