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Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 26 July 2006 10:07
Trojan piggybacks on Firefox
By Dawn Kawamoto
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: July 26, 2006, 8:33 AM PDT
 

A new Trojan horse making the rounds has been installing itself as a Firefox extension, according to security company McAfee.

The FormSpy Trojan attacks computers that have already been infected with the Downloader-AXM Trojan, according to a security advisory McAfee issued Tuesday. Once FormSpy is executed, it installs itself as a component of the Firefox Web browser.

The FormSpy spyware then gleans sensitive information, such as credit card and bank account numbers, from the user's browser and forwards it to a malicious Web site. But this Trojan is capable of other tricks, as well, McAfee noted.
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