Bitrix Alerts About Trojan Program Disguising as Microsoft Silverlight Update and Bitrix Security Framework
(http://www.bitrixsoft.com), a technology trendsetter in business
communications solutions, alerts customers about the existence of a Trojan
program pretending to be the Bitrix security framework. The Trojan is capable
of stealing confidential data from infected computers and received the
highest threat level (
from malware experts.
Identified as a part of the “Agent” malware family, the Trojan is
presumably spread using mass mailing of spam and malicious links. The malware
can be delivered to the target computer in different flavors including
pretending to be a Microsoft Silverlight or Bitrix security update. If a user
launches the infected file, the Trojan installs itself into the system by
creating multiple files and registering itself in the system registry. After
installation the malware unobtrusively runs in the background, captures
keystrokes and sends out collected data to an external service. This way a
malicious person can obtain the user’s confidential information including
username, password and credit card number.
The Trojan can be identified by the presence of “Bitrix Security” folder
in the application data directory which contains a number of supplementary
files and a run-time library under randomly generated names (for example
Bitrix recommends that users update their virus scanners and check their
computers against this malicious program.
About Bitrix, Inc.
Bitrix is a privately-owned company developing an advanced business
communications platform to bridge SMBs with their customers (Internet),
partners (Extranet) and employees (Intranet). Founded in 1998 and
customers and 4,000+ partners worldwide. The customer list includes Hyundai,
Volkswagen, Panasonic, Gazprom, Xerox, PricewaterhouseCoopers, DPD, VTB,
Samsung and Cosmopolitan. Localized into 13 languages, the company’s products
are distinguished for their pioneering technology, unique security features,
extreme performance capacity and unmatched ease-of-use.
SOURCE Bitrix, Inc.