Detect date
11/04/2018
Class
Trojan-Downloader
Platform
VBS

Parent class: TrojWare

Trojans are malicious programs that perform actions which are not authorized by the user: they delete, block, modify or copy data, and they disrupt the performance of computers or computer networks. Unlike viruses and worms, the threats that fall into this category are unable to make copies of themselves or self-replicate. Trojans are classified according to the type of action they perform on an infected computer.

Class: Trojan-Downloader

Programs classified as Trojan-Downloader download and install new versions of malicious programs, including Trojans and AdWare, on victim computers. Once downloaded from the Internet, the programs are launched or included on a list of programs which will run automatically when the operating system boots up. Information about the names and locations of the programs which are downloaded are in the Trojan code, or are downloaded by the Trojan from an Internet resource (usually a web page). This type of malicious program is frequently used in the initial infection of visitors to websites which contain exploits.

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Platform: VBS

Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) is a scripting language interpreted by Windows Script Host. VBScript is widely used to create scripts on Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Description

This family consists of malicious VBScript scripts that are used for downloading additional malware modules by means of PowerShell. These scripts contain encrypted PowerShell scripts that are subsequently decrypted and passed to PowerShell as arguments.

Top 10 countries with most attacked users (% of total attacks)

1
Brazil
15.88%
2
Japan
15.86%
3
Poland
13.02%
4
Germany
9.02%
5
Italy
7.03%
6
France
3.10%
7
Vietnam
2.14%
8
Spain
1.76%
9
United Kingdom
1.47%
10
Turkey
1.44%

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Find out the statistics of the vulnerabilities spreading in your region on statistics.securelist.com

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