Malicious software spy on sensitive login credentials for online banking, social networks and email accounts from Holzwickede, October 21, 2010 virus protection expert BitDefender warns of the new Windows infector Trojan.Downloader.Carberp.A. This dangerous banking Trojan has bent on personal credentials. So peers out the pest login data of users of online banking services, E-Mail services, or social networks. BitDefender has developed a corresponding removal tool that reliably detects the Carberp Trojan and removed and responds to the current threat. The free program is available at download available. In record time Trojan.Downloader.Carberp.A has itself already made a name among the banking Trojans.
The pest Web pages that require a login via a SSL connection uses to spread. Online banking activities as well as the registration process includes specifically to email providers and social networks. This Carberp has in particular a list of websites of various E-banking portals in the visor. During the login operation picks the Trojans still unencrypted credentials of the user. He sends them to a command & control (C & C) via HTTP-server that cybercriminals to monitor and control. So, the data thieves get confidential information to pay sums of money, for example, illegal. From the C & C server the pest eventually loads an encrypted configuration file, as well as more plug-in the download.
This succeeds, to spy on the entire Internet traffic and at the same time to avoid any anti-virus programs on the already infected computer. Once the computer has been infected by Trojan.Downloader.Carberp.A, he created several temporary files in the % temp % folder. Then it copies itself to the startup folder of Windows, to start automatically after each boot process or restart. User BitDefender Antivirus programs are already through generic Packer routines”in the signature database before Trojan.Downloader.Carberp.A protected. All other users can check their PC with the free removal tool and, where appropriate, the Trojan removal. For more information see. About BitDefender BitDefender is software developer, one of the industry’s fastest and most efficient product lines internationally certified security software. Since the founding of the company in 2001, BitDefender has set new standards in the field of proactive protection against threats from the Internet. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of private and business customers around the world and gives them the good feeling that your digital life is safe. BitDefender sells its security solutions in more than 100 countries through a global VAD and reseller network. More detailed information about BitDefender and BitDefender products are available in the press centre online. In addition, BitDefender provides background information and current news in the daily fight against threats from the Internet, in English at. Press contact: BitDefender GmbH Robert-Bosch-str. 2 D-59439 Holzwickede contact person: Hans-Peter Lange PR Manager Tel.: + 49 (0) 2301 9184-330 fax: + 49 (0) 2301 9184-499 email: PR Agency: Sprengel & Partner GmbH nesting first race 3 D-56472 Nisterau contact: Fabian Sprengel Tel.: + 49 (0) 2661 91260-0 E-Mail: