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Immediate protection for harmful keylogger.

Sunbelt System Software, and enterprise security solutions, has issued an immediate security fix to thwart a newly identified spyware keylogger uncovered by Sunbelt's Research Team. The spyware keylogger, named Srv.SSA-KeyLogger, is a backdoor programme that, among other things, secretly steals data from users' internet sessions, including logins and passwords from online banking sessions, ebay, PayPal and other programmes 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 infokeylogger was identified as a result of one of Sunbelt's lead spyware researcher's earlier discovery of a massive online identity theft ring, in which thousands of unsuspecting computer users' personal data had been compromised. To protect users from this harmful keylogger, new definitions are being added for the company's CounterSpy and CounterSpy Enterprise anti-spyware products. Updates to the consumer edition of CounterSpy are available immediately, while customers of the enterprise edition will receive updates shortly upon completion of platform testing by Sunbelt. Sunbelt is sharing data on the keylogger with other major security companies to ensure the industry has the information necessary to react rapidly to this threat. Sunbelt is offering a free detection and removal tool on its website 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 reinediation for this keylogger and a large number of other spyware threats.

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Date:Sep 1, 2005
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