Crowt-A virus hides as CNN newsletter

Posted on Friday, January 21 2005 @ 20:03 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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