Trojan-PSW:W32/Wowsteal

Classification

Malware

Trojan-PSW

W32

Trojan-PSW:W32/Wowsteal, Trojan-PSW:W32/Wowsteal, Trojan.PWS.WOW, Trojan.PWS.OnlineGames Trojan-GameThief.Win32.WOW, TSPY_WOW (Trend Micro) PWS:Win32/Wowsteal (Microsoft)

Summary

This type of trojan steals passwords and other sensitive information. It may also secretly install other malicious programs.

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Technical Details

This is the Trojan-PSW:W32/Wowsteal family description.Variants in the Wowsteal family are trojans that steal sensitive information related to the popular Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft.

Execution

On execution, the trojan checks whether the World of Warcraft executable, wow.exe, is running. .Wowsteal the checks to see if the following files exist:

  • data\\enTW\\realmlist.wtf
  • data\\koKR\\realmlist.wtf
  • data\\enGB\\realmlist.wtf
  • data\\enUS\\realmlist.wtf

These files usually contain information related World of Warcraft, such as:

  • IP and host host name of the machine
  • Game server name
  • Role information (name, job, sex, level)
  • Game information (gold,map name)

Network Connection

Wowsteal also monitors browser activity for user visits to the following sites:

  • cn1.grunt.wowchina.com
  • cn2.grunt.wowchina.com
  • cn3.grunt.wowchina.com
  • cn4.grunt.wowchina.com
  • cn5.grunt.wowchina.com
  • cn6.grunt.wowchina.com
  • cn7.grunt.wowchina.com
  • cn8.grunt.wowchina.com
  • us.logon.worldofwarcraft.com
  • eu.logon.worldofwarcraft.com
  • tw.logon.worldofwarcraft.com
  • kr.logon.worldofwarcraft.com

The trojan attempts to steal the user's login details for these sites.Once the game-related information and login details are gathered, Wowsteal posts the data to a remote server using POST command. The trojan can also download an update of itself.

Stealth

Hooks to explorer.exe for stealth.

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