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Infostealer.Farmo

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 5, 2013
Updated:
June 14, 2013 4:14:08 PM
Also Known As:
Troj/BancHost-A [Sophos]
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Infostealer.Farmo is a Trojan horse that redirects network traffic from specific websites, usually banks, to a malicious proxy in order to steal confidential information from the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 5, 2013 revision 008
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 5, 2013 revision 018
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 28, 2013 revision 020
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 6, 2013
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Redirects user to phishing sites.
  • Modifies Files: Modifies the hosts file.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Alan Neville

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