Brazilian soccer prodigy used to spread new banking trojan

A new malicious code, Banbra.GYI, uses a video of rising Brazilian soccer star Neymar to trick users.

The video claims to contain erotic images of the soccer player with his ex-girlfriend. However, the truth is there is no such video and users who click the link will actually download a new variant of the well-known Banbra family of Trojans, which has been active since 2003.

Once run, the Trojan infects the computer and delivers its payload. More specifically, the Trojan is designed to steal passwords for online banking services from financial institutions such as American Express or Santander.

Upon visiting one of the compromised websites, Banbra.GYI takes the user to a fraudulent Web page where they are asked to enter their login details in order to steal them.

You should always be suspicious of any messages with eye-catching subjects such as this, as they normally contain malicious links.

These Trojans usually spread through email as well as social media sites using links that claim to take users to a YouTube video but actually download a Trojan onto their PCs.

The best way to protect your computer against these threats is to avoid clicking on links from unfamiliar sources or unexpected messages with unusually eye-catching subjects.

Luis Corrons has been working for Panda Security since 1999. He started in the technical support department, helping home and corporative users with virus incidents. A year later, he joined the international technical support team assisting Panda's technical support belonging to their partners distributed over 50 countries around the world. In 2002, he became PandaLabs' director as well as malware alerts coordinator in worldwide infection situations, dealing with worm such as Klez, SQLSlammer, Sobig, Blaster. Sasser, Mydoom, etc. During this time, he has coordinated several automated projects related with malware, such as the automatic analisys and response system, and the malware automatic information system. His first contact with computers was at the age of 4, with a Sharp MZ-80K, which he started Basic language programming with. His main hobbies are his wife Nerea, his dog Robin and his work as well as chess and videogames.