[Dshield] The Beast

JHolmblad@aol.com JHolmblad at aol.com
Fri Oct 17 12:30:35 GMT 2003


RShady

This particular Trojan got "prime time" visibility in the Washington Post 
last week as a result of a criminal exploit where the accused perpetrator used 
the keystroke logging feature of this malware to eventually "lift" about $40k 
out of the unsuspecting victim's online investement account. Here is the URL to 
that article:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6081-2003Oct9.html

The real news here is that "social engineering" attacks seem to endure 
because of the essential truth of PT Barnum's folk dictum.

And a followup article with more info on the features (nice GUI, etc.) of the 
trojan itself from the same publication:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10515-2003Oct10.html

 Best Regards, 

John Holmblad 

Televerage International 

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