TB Trojan

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Offline davidc

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TB Trojan
« on: February 25, 2006, 08:18:05 PM »
Trj/Briz.A

It seems notable that the trojan attacks The Bat, an application which touts itself as a "Virus-proof Email System ... to make your e-communication safe and easy." The Bat is not exactly the most common e-mail program around, and history has shown that viruses which target Outlook alone are certainly damaging enough. Perhaps the creator of Trj/Briz.A, although making a bold move into the world of commercial criminal software, still bears enough hacker pride to bother going after a more uncommon application just because it is touted as "virus-proof."

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Re: TB Trojan
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2006, 02:41:32 AM »
David, this trojan, although TB! aware, is not one which TB! is more vulnerable to than others. In other words, TB! will not succumb to it without the user manually running the source of the trojan to cause the infection. The source could be from an infected executable on a disc, or an attachment to an e-mail. So long as the user has an up-to-date anti-virus program monitoring in real time, scans all files before running them, and doesn't open attachments unless s/he knows what they are and has scanned them with the a/v first then the user should be safe enough. TB! as we all know, warns against opening attachments, and can be set to prevent the opening of certain attachment types, and those with double extensions.

So, as ever, Practice Safe Hex is the oprder of the day!  :cool3:
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Re: TB Trojan
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2006, 08:55:10 AM »
Agreed.
The file is called iexplore.exe
The 2 points relating to this Trojan are.
1. It is one of the first commercial Trojans for sale ($900) and comes with support! This includes future mutations.
2. A selling point is that it can target TB, and this was part of the marketing blurb.

Trojans-R-Us, Worm-U-Want
I suppose it had to happen.

 

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