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Trend Micro has flagged this spyware as noteworthy due to the increased potential for damage, propagation, or both, that it possesses. Specifically, it is a mobile device Zeus malware that steals user credentials from SMS messages.
To get a one-glance comprehensive view of the behavior of this Spyware, refer to the Threat Diagram shown below.
It monitors SMS messages of an infected Symbian phone then forwards the message if the sender is listed in its monitored list. Its primary objective is to steal authentication codes used in online banking.
It sends and receive information/commands from a certain number.
This spyware may be unknowingly downloaded by a user while visiting malicious websites.
This spyware drops the following files:
It drops the following copies of itself into the affected system:
It creates the following folders:
This spyware does the following:
For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 users, before doing any scans, please make sure you disable System Restore to allow full scanning of your computer.
Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as SYMBOS_ZBOT.B. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.
NOTES: If you recently connected your smartphone to your Windows PC, please do the aforementioned cleanup step.
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