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Threat Encyclopedia

TROJ_BANLOAD.YZV

ANALYSIS BY

Sabrina Lei Sioting


ALIASES:

Win32/TrojanDownloader.Banload.TCR (Eset), Gen:Variant.Graftor.91212 (F-Secure), W32/PWSZbot.FFY!tr (Fortinet), Win32.SuspectCrc (Ikarus), HEUR:Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Generic (Kaspersky), PWSZbot-FFY!DBA0A34CB89C (McAfee), Troj/DwnLdr-LJM (Sophos)

PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)

OVERALL RISK RATING:
DAMAGE POTENTIAL:
DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
REPORTED INFECTION:
INFORMATION EXPOSURE:

  • Threat Type:Trojan

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted:

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

Infection Channel:

Downloaded from the Internet


This malware is involved in a socially-engineered spam campaign leveraging the popularity of messaging application, WhatsApp. It is offered as a download of the alleged 'desktop' version of the app. Once downloaded, this malware downloads a banking Trojan onto the affected system. Users affected by this malware may find their online bank accounts compromised.

To get a one-glance comprehensive view of the behavior of this Trojan, refer to the Threat Diagram shown below.

This Trojan arrives as an attachment to email messages spammed by other malware/grayware or malicious users. It arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

It executes the downloaded files. As a result, malicious routines of the downloaded files are exhibited on the affected system.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

169,472 bytes

File Type:

EXE

Memory Resident:

No

Initial Samples Received Date:

19 Mar 2014

Payload:

Connects to URLs/IPs, Downloads files

Arrival Details

This Trojan arrives as an attachment to email messages spammed by other malware/grayware or malicious users.

It arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

Download Routine

This Trojan connects to the following website(s) to download and execute a malicious file:

  • http://{BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.44.136/Telefones.&.Celulares/Smartphones/iPhone-5S-Apple&16GB&com&Tela-4-iOS-7-Touch&ID&Camera-8MP&Wi-Fi&3G-4G-GPS-MP3&e&Bluetooth-Dourado.aspx=36/chamana18.asp

It saves the files it downloads using the following names:

  • %System Root%\HqtStWinBck.exe - detected as TSPY_BANKER.YZV

(Note: %System Root% is the root folder, which is usually C:\. It is also where the operating system is located.)

It then executes the downloaded files. As a result, malicious routines of the downloaded files are exhibited on the affected system.

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.700

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

10.626.05

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

21 Feb 2014

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

10.627.00

VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

24 Feb 2014

Step 1

Before doing any scans, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.

Step 2

Remove the malware/grayware file dropped/downloaded by TROJ_BANLOAD.YZV

Step 3

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TROJ_BANLOAD.YZV. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.


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