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Warning on stealthy Windows virus

30 November 2008

In a recent post of mine I show an Italian tv report about a kind of online fraud. Now I’ll post a link toward a BBC page telling you about the specific virus which performs the first part of it.

I’ll write now for who doesn’t speak Italian how unaware netsurfers are recruited to perform the second part of it.
The password stealers send spam emails to ask you if you would like to earn hundreds of dollars a week working at home. They say you should receive money on a bank account of yours from the ones of costumers of a business they claim to have. Then you should send them that money after having taken your rich commission employing Western Union or similar ways. Simple and very remunerative.

The claimed customers’ bank accounts are among the ones forced by the above virus, from which they take money; but they don’t find useful sending it directly to themselves to their destination, usually Russia or Ucraine, which banks haven’t a treaty with other nations to give back stolen money: that lack of coordination among bank institutions creates them also some retard and obstacle for a rapid attainment of money. So they prefers somone makes the link between bank accounts.

Major banks now have tools to hinder that, ask them to give you the apposite security key. Minor ones not yet at the present (November, 2008).

Furthermore I link also to a tool which detects/removes the virus. Look for ‘mbr.exe’ at the bottom of that page it making a click to its link. Execute that and it will create a text log file called ‘mbr.log’. If it reports ‘user & kernel MBR OK’, then you haven’t got the virus, else I think it should start a removal modality.



24 November 2008