Microsoft investigating BankAsh-A Trojan threat

Posted on Thursday, Feb 10 2005 @ 16:37 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft said it is investigating reports about the BankAsh-A Trojan which tries to disable Microsoft's AntiSpyware program. The trojan also steals passwords and online banking details.
Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, said that, although viruses often try to switch off antivirus software or firewalls, this is the first specifically to target Microsoft's AntiSpyware product. There have only been a handful of reports of the Trojan so far, he added.
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