HOSTS file hijacking and bank password stealing trojans


HOSTS file hijacking combined with bank password stealing trojans is one of the more egregious spyware tricks currently being seen. Here's the scenario. A user is infected with a trojan and other malware that, among other things, changes the HOSTS file so that websites commonly used for online banking are redirected to the spyware pusher/thief's site which is made to look nearly identical to the real bank site. Everyone in the anti-spyware community knows who these ISPs are.

HOSTS file hijacking can be prevented with a number of apps including several anti-spyware programs and utilities. HOSTS file hijacking and bank password stealing trojans | Spyware Confidential | ZDNet.com

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 13th January 2006 6:08AM