More sophisticated Trojans twice attacking user: backdoor – and spyware threat in a Holzwickede, November 17, 2010 anti virus specialist BitDefender has discovered a new malicious software, threatened the explicit Windows users on corporate networks. The treacherous at Trojan.Spy.YEK: The pest combines the capabilities of a backdoor – and a spyware Trojan, which makes him an extremely dangerous opponent. First, the E-threat opens a backdoor on the infected machine. Then he searched documents and archives user data, passwords, addresses etc. and forwards it to the attacker. “Users of all popular versions of Windows from 95 to 7 inclusive are affected using a dll-file, encrypted the Trojan in the directory: windowssystem32 etconf32.dll nests is” a.
Once the pest on several meeting occurs spots”with the remote attacker in conjunction. Spying through the back door Spy.YEK harms the infected system twice: firstly its allow him Backdoor properties as a service tool to registrieren. This receives and followed instructions from a command & control (C & C) Spy.YEK regularly-server that cybercriminals to monitor and control. On the other hand, the pest sent sensitive information about files and operating system using its spyware component. Also it creates screenshots of current processes and forwards it to the attacker. Spy.YEK searches all files to archives, e-mail messages (.eml, .dbx), Addressbucher (.wab), reference databases and documents (.doc, .odt, .pdfetc). To do this, he uses in particular so-called GET-requests. Submit this information to the attacker, the Trojan uses including screenshots, that he uploads on an FTP server.
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