HTML.Phishing.Bank

Affects HTML
Family phishing
Variant Bank
Severity
HIGH
Signature Type {MD5}
Detected by Linux Malware Detect (Maldet)

What is HTML.Phishing.Bank?

If your virus scanners have flagged HTML.Phishing.Bank, it is likely that your website is infected with the Banking Malware. In this type of SEO poisoning campaign, cybercriminals inject URLs from vulnerable website into Google search results. When the malicious web pages are accessed by victims, the compromised sites use JavaScript to redirect clients to other malicious websites that are controlled by the attackers.

Such malware primarily targets keyword searches related to finance in order to get victims to visit compromised websites and in-turn infecting their computers.

What is Phishing?

Phishing sites or phishing page are designed to look like another reputed/trusted page in an attempt to steal users' personal information like credit card details, usernames, passwords etc.

Website malwares routinely create such phishing pages on your web server to scam others. Once these pages are reported or detected by security scanners, your domain may get blacklisted and visitors would see the "Deceptive site ahead: The site you're trying to visit might be a phishing site." message in Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox.

Where to find the malicious code?

HTML.Phishing.Bank is found in static HTML files on your server. It is likely to be planted by some vulnerable plugin, or malware on the server. Since HTML files are publicly accessible, the HTML.Phishing.Bank infection can be easily detected by external malware scanners like Google (Webmasters Tools) etc.

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