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New Phishing Attack Targets SWIFT Users, Comodo Analysts Say

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by Ray Schultz , 27 minutes ago

A new form of phishing attack is targeting users of SWIFT financial messaging services, according to Comodo Threat Research Lab.

Victims receive an email disguised as a message from SWIFT,about a “wire bank transfer to your designated bank account,” and are directed to click the attachment for further details

Comodo analysts discovered that the message is“nothing but malware — Trojan.JAVA.AdwindRAT,” the firm states in a blog post published on Wednesday. “Once it has penetrated a user’s system, it modifies the registry,spawns many processes, checks for an antivirus installation and tries to kill its process.”

The malware also checks for the presence of “forensic, monitoring or anti-adware tools,then drops these malicious executable files and makes a connection with a domain in the hidden Tor network,” the blog post continues

Finally, if it can, it disables the Windowsrestore option and the User Account Control, which prevents programs from...(continued)

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