Trojan uses smut to steal bank details

Hackers have developed a sophisticated Trojan based attack which uses the lure of pornography to steal bank details from victims' PCs.

The Briz-F Trojan has been planted on pornographic websites and takes advantage of software vulnerabilities to launch a complex attack which culminates in the compromise of an infected Windows PC. Although drive-by downloads are the main vector of the Briz-F attack, it is also possible to encounter the Trojan through other means, such as email messages, files downloaded from the net, and P2P file sharing.

The modus operandi of Briz-F is elaborate. Many of the files the Trojan installs on the system self-destruct once they have carried out their purpose, making it difficult to know whether a user has been the victim of an attack. Some of these files disable security software. Trojan uses smut to filch bank details | The Register

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