Threat description




Trojan:W32/Vawtrak steals login credentials stored on or transmitted by the affected device.


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Technical Details

Trojan:W32/Vawtrak is distributed as part of the payload of various exploit kits, and via spam email campaigns.

Once present on a device, Vawtrak malware is capable of creating VNC and SOCKS servers (that allow an attacker to access the affected device), capturing screenshots and video, and a variety of other actions. The main aim of the malware is to steal login credentials (most significantly, for online banking portals) from various sources on the device, such as the web browser, e-mail clients and FTP clients. It may also inject and display fake web forms in the web browser to lure the user into giving away their sensitive details.

The malware can also contact a remote site (its command and control centre) to obtain further instructions from its controller(s).

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