Password stealing trick masquerades as a Firefox Plugin, to collect ‘sent’ login credentials.
A new type of malware designed to harvest web passwords has been detected in-the-wild by BitDefender’s antivirus research labs. This latest e-threat – called Trojan.PWS.ChromeInject. – is intended to be delivered onto a compromised computer system by other malware for subsequent download into Mozilla Firefox's Plugin folder. Once installed it gets to work every time Firefox is started.
According to BitDefender researchers, the Trojan homes in on transactions and password data by targeting a check list of designated banking websites. Several well known names are on the list including PayPal, which is used widely in the UK for online shopping and financial transactions.
Stolen login credentials are sent to a web address similar to [removed]eex.ru. Both the domain and the hosting server are located in Russia, which points to the origins of this latest e-threat.
Commenting on this alert, Viorel Canja, head of BitDefender anti-virus lab, said “Users should be aware that without the appropriate security solution, the integrity of their systems is at an extremely high risk.
BitDefender is the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified security software. Since its inception in 2001, BitDefender has continued to raise the bar and set new standards in proactive threat prevention. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of home and corporate users across the globe—giving them the peace of mind of knowing that their digital experiences will be secure. BitDefender solutions are distributed by a global network of value-added distribution and reseller partners in more than 100 countries worldwide. More information is available on www.bitdefender.co.uk
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