Thursday, December 04, 2008

FireFox Users Hit With Targeted Malware

Researchers at BitDefender have discovered a new piece of malware that targets banking sites passwords and FireFox users.

The malware, which BitDefender dubbed "Trojan.PWS.ChromeInject.A" sits in Firefox's add-ons folder disguised at a "Greasemonkey" file. The malware lays in wait until FireFox is started and then utilizing JavaScript it tries to steal banking log in inforamtion.

According to BitDefender the malware can identify more than 100 financial and money transfer Web sites, including Barclays, Wachovia, Bank of America, and PayPal along with two dozen or so Italian and Spanish banks. When it recognizes a Web site, it will collect logins and passwords, forwarding that information to a server in Russia.

Source: BitDefinder

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