Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) August 11, 2005
Sunbelt Software, a leading provider of Windows security solutions, has issued an immediate security fix to thwart a newly identified spyware keylogger uncovered by SunbeltÂs Research Team.
The spyware keylogger, named Srv.SSA-KeyLogger, is a backdoor program that, among other things, secretly steals data from usersÂ internet sessions, including logins and passwords from online banking sessions, eBay, PayPal, and other programs that use html forms to collect personal information. It is a new variant of a family of existing trojans generally known as Dumaru or Nibu.
This keylogger was identified as a result of one of SunbeltÂs lead spyware researcherÂs earlier discovery of a massive online identity theft ring in which thousands of unsuspecting computer usersÂ personal data had been compromised.
To protect users from this harmful keylogger, new definitions are being added for the companyÂs CounterSpy and CounterSpy Enterprise antispyware products. Updates to the consumer edition of CounterSpy are available immediately, while customers of the enterprise edition will receive the updates shortly upon completion of platform testing by Sunbelt.
Sunbelt is sharing data on the keylogger with other major security companies to insure the industry has the information necessary to react rapidly to this threat.
Protecting yourself against this keylogger
On Thursday, Sunbelt will be offering a free detection and removal tool on its website http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com specifically targeted at this keylogger. As an alternative, users can immediately download the two week trial version of CounterSpy, which provides free scanning and remediation for this keylogger and a large number of other spyware threats.
ÂThis is a very dangerous piece of spyware and we urge users to scan their computers immediately to see if they are infected,Â says Alex Eckelberry, president of Sunbelt Software.
For more details on the Srv.SSA-KeyLogger, please visit SunbeltÂs Research Center at http://research.sunbelt-software.com. Also, the company maintains an active blog on security issues, including this keylogger, at http://www.sunbeltblog.com.
About Sunbelt Software
Headquartered in Tampa Bay (Clearwater), Fla., Sunbelt Software was founded in 1994 and offers product solutions to protect and secure systems from costly inefficiencies such as spam and spyware.
Sunbelt Software is part of the Sunbelt International Group, which includes Sunbelt Software and Sunbelt System Software in Europe. The Sunbelt System Software group has offices in the UK, France, Belgium, Sweden and Germany.
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