New Password Stealing Malware targets Firefox

Dec 4, 2008

According to BitDefender, a new malware is targeting Firefox users to steal sensitive credentials such as bank passwords. Termed as Trojan.PWS.ChromeInject.A, the malware enters a compromised computer through under malware and resides in Firefox’s add-ons folder. After installation, it runs every time Firefox browser is started.

Password Stealing Malware in Firefox

What actually it do? As it is a malware, don’t expect anything good from it. According to BitDefender’s antivirus research lab, it uses JavaScript to identify over 100 different financial and money transfer Web sites, including Barclays, Wachovia, Bank of America, and PayPal. Once it recognizes a website on the browser, it will collect logins and passwords and then will send all those sensitive information to a server in Russia.

If you do lots of financial transactions over Internet, this malware could create a great threat for you and your money. So, it is advised that you keep your security software up to date and never install anything from unknown sources.

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