Pinkslipbot banking malware takes control of systems

McAfee Labs warns of a banking malware Pinkslipbot used to infect machines and turn them into HTTPS-based control servers.

Historically the malware was also used to steal banking credentials and personal data and has been active since 2007. 

Pinkslipbot tries to exploit universal plug and play (UPnP) to open ports on home systems, thus “allowing incoming connections from anyone on the Internet to communicate with the infected machine.”  

McAfee encourages users to download a free tool to detect and remove the trojan if found. 

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