Scope (?):  All Topics
llocomotive
apprentice
1
1
Hot or Not?
0

New VIRUS threat

submitted on June 4, 2009 by llocomotive in "Member's Lounge"
Gumblar Targets IE Users and Google Search,
Resulting in Private Data Theft



More than 1,500 Web Sites have been Attacked.

Severity: High Risk

What is it?
Gumblar is currently targeting users of IE and Google search, delivering malware through compromised sites that infect a user's PC and subsequently intercepts traffic between the user and the visited sites. This means that once infected, anything the victim types could be monitored and used to commit identity theft, such as stealing credit card numbers, passwords or other sensitive data. Visitors encountering the compromised website also risk having their subsequent search results replaced with links that point to other malicious websites. The malware can also steal FTP credentials from the victim's computer and use them to infect more sites, thus increasing the spread of this threat.

Who is at risk?
Users of Internet Explorer and Google's search engine.
        

Favorite
  Comments
  • 27397
    emma123
    professor
    1
    3 1
    Posted by emma123 on June 4, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Sad
  • 27411
    Tarun
    novice
    Posted by Tarun on June 4, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Well this will keep my website and Anti-Malware Toolkit popular. Smile
  • 27416
    emma123
    professor
    1
    3 1
    Posted by emma123 on June 4, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    hey what is your website?
  • 27420
    Solstice
    professor
    1 6 2
    11 4 1
    Posted by Solstice on June 4, 2009
    [reply] 0 2
    Well I don't use IE, which cuts my concern by 50%.

    In the mean time I'll switch to an alternate search engine until my anti-virus/anti-malware program releases an update to combat it.

    Problem solved 100%, and thanks for the heads up.
  • 27426
    MrCheap
    professor
    2
    1 1 1
    Posted by MrCheap on June 4, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Where can I find more info about this virus?

Leave a Comment (members Sign in to comment)

Name

E-Mail (will not be published)

2 x 3 = ?

Emoticons

'Mr Green''Neutral''Twisted''Arrow''Eek''Smile''Confused''Cool''Evil''Big Grin''Idea''Red Face'

(more)


 

Browse by tags