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Crowt-A virus hides as CNN newsletter

Posted on Friday, January 21 2005 @ 20:03:57 CET by

Security companies warn for a new virus called Crowt-A which hides as a CNN newsletter. The virus dynamically selects subject lines, news articles and attachment names from headlines at finds on the CNN website, which could make it hard to identify.
Like other viruses and worms, Crowt-A also installs a backdoor Trojan function that logs keystrokes on infected PCs and sends data -- namely bank passwords and other personal financial information -- to a remote user.
More info at CIO Today



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