Threat Database Trojans Trojan.Neverquest


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Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 90 % (High)
Infected Computers: 50
First Seen: December 6, 2013
Last Seen: February 9, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Security researchers have warned computer users of a harmful banking Trojan known as Neverquest. The Neverquest Trojan is especially threatening because the Neverquest Trojan may target computer users that try to access their accounts for about one hundred banks and financial institutions. Although the Neverquest Trojan was first detected on July, PC security researchers observed a marked increase of attacks involving the Neverquest Trojan in recent months. Towards the end of November, thousands of attacks involving the Neverquest Trojan have occurred all around the world. One particularly worrying aspect of the Neverquest Trojan is that PC security researchers have observed that the Neverquest Trojan has not reached its full capacity. Because of this, security analysts, strongly counsel to delete the Neverquest Trojan from an affected computer with the help of a reliable security application.

How the Neverquest Trojan Spreads

One problem with the Neverquest Trojan is that the Neverquest Trojan integrates self-replication mechanisms to spread from one computer to another. This is particularly worrying because Trojans are typically not capable of spreading on their own. The Neverquest Trojan is also typically distributed using Trojan downloaders. These types of infections make changes to the affected computer's settings to ensure that it will set up the Neverquest Trojan and other threats automatically as soon as the affected computer starts up. Once the Neverquest Trojan is installed, the Neverquest Trojan downloads a configuration file that contains data for 28 different bank Web pages belonging to a variety of countries around the world.

Tricks Used by Neverquest Trojan to Steal Your Money

The Neverquest Trojan uses a phishing attack to steal computer users' log in credentials. When the computer user tries to access one of these websites, the Neverquest Trojan inserts its phishing page to trick computer users into entering their log in credentials. Then, the Neverquest Trojan sends this information to a third party. Using information gathered by the Neverquest Trojan, criminals may steal entire bank accounts, preventing computer users from accessing their accounts and using their credit cards, resulting in damage both to the affected computer and to the victim's wallet.


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