PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, has reported on a new bot called Ainslot.L. This malware is designed to log user activities, download additional malware and take control of the system.
Ainslot.L acts as a banker Trojan, stealing log-in information related to banks. It also scans the computer looking for and removing other bots so that it becomes the only bot on the system.
It spreads in a fake email purporting to come from UK clothing company CULT. The message informs users that they have placed a £200 order on CULT’s online store and the invoice amount will be charged to their credit card. The text includes a link to view the order, which actually downloads the bot onto the computer.
“The fact that Ainslot.L removes other bots from infected systems definitely caught our attention”, explains Luis Corrons, technical director of PandaLabs. “It eliminates all competition, leaving the computer at its mercy. It reminds us of the popular ‘Highlander’ movies, – There can be only one –.”
So keep a look out for any suspicious emails or feel the wrath of Ainslot.L.