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Formspy - Spyware Program Hooks Into Mozilla Firefox

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#1 harrywaldron


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Posted 25 July 2006 - 04:04 PM

FormSpy (aka FireSpy) is a new spyware program designed to integrate into the Mozilla browser environment. It is being spread by spam email spoofed to appear as a billing issue from Walwart. It was launched on July 24th. The attachment contains a downloader malware agent that can install FormSpy as a Firefox plugin. Users should avoid spam email and attachments, plus keep AV protection updated. This new threat is not prevelant in the wild.

FormSpy - Spyware program hooks into Mozilla Firefox

Upon execution, it registers Mozilla event listeners to the malware and sends information submitted by the victim in the web browser to a malicious website. These information can include, but is not limited to, credit card numbers, passwords, e-banking pin numbers etc. The main executable is also capable of sniffing passwords from ICQ, FTP, IMAP and POP3 traffic

FireSpy - Sophos Writeup

Troj/FireSpy-A will then attempt to register the dropped component as a Firefox plugin and begin monitoring the user's browsing habits, stealing information including monitoring and logging information from Web forms

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