BackSwap Trojan — How to Remove it From Infected Hosts

This article has been created in order to explain what is the BackSwap Trojan and how to remove this malware completely from your computer.

The BackSwap Trojan is a dangerous virus that has successfully hijacked hundreds of computers. In our removal guide computer users can learn more about its mechanism of infiltration and operation, as well as the necessary steps to remove active infections from compromised hosts.

Threat Summary

TypeTrojan Horse Virus
Short DescriptionSilently infects the target machines and modifies key applications and system services.
SymptomsThe user may not experience any signs of infiltration.
Distribution MethodMalicious web links, Malicious Files, Malicious E-Mails
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Grobios – How Does It Infect

The initial report of the BackSwap Trojan was reported on May 25th during a targeted attack against online banking services in Poland. According to the reports a large number of customers were impacted, specifically those from the following financial institutions:

  • PKO Bank Polski
  • Bank Zachodni WBK S.A.,
  • mBank
  • ING
  • Pekao

The hackers behind the threat were able to target transactions that range from 10 000 to 20 000 PLN which equals to amounts between 2680 to 5363 US Dollars.

The primary method of distribution is the use of SPAM email messages that use advanced social engineering tactics in order to manipulate the victims into interacting with the dangerous elements. The emails are customized to appear as notifications from the banking institutions or other commonly used companies and Internet services. They contain either a hyperlinked instance or the Trojan is directly attached to the messages. The email messages can also serve as the primary means for the distribution of infected payload carriers. (Read more...)

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