Meanwhile, the proportion of monitored computers infected with banking Trojans and password stealers rose to 17%, the APWG said.
What does PWS stand for?
PWS stands for Password Stealer
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- Information technology (IT) and computers
- Slang/chat, popular culture
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Samples in periodicals archive:
The attachment however is a password stealer that installs on systems automatically and can potentially access any login credentials used on a compromised computer, and not just for the userE[degrees]s Facebook account.
Worms, trojans and password stealer tools are the top three malware and potentially unwanted software categories and families detected by all Microsoft desktop anti-malware products in the region.
There is no doubt that this is a scam, but I wonder how many users would have clicked on this link and been duped into downloading malware, trojans, password stealers or whatever it is that is there on the site.
The Trojan downloader itself downloads, from the same Chinese website, four other bits of malware, namely a backdoor, a bit of adware, a password stealer and another Trojan, by the names of, respectively Backdoor.
Data theft Spyware can steal important or confidential information, as in the example of Troj/BankAsh-A, a password stealer and keylogger.
Designed to protect companies from both internal and external attack, CyberSight works to detect and remove these hacking threats, such as Trojan informers, password stealers and keyboard loggers, which otherwise could easily enter a company network hidden within text files, zip-encrypted files or other seemingly innocent files.
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