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Fortinet protects against new backdoor Trojan - W32/Dumador.DH-tr

  • 17 August, 2005 09:21

<p>SYDNEY, August 17, 2005 - Fortinet - the pioneer and market leader of Unified Threat Management and only provider of ASIC-accelerated, network-based multi-threat security systems for real-time network protection - today announced that its FortiGate™ integrated security appliances, FortiMail Secure Messaging Systems and FortiClient™ Host Security software protect against W32/Dumador.DH-tr, a new backdoor Trojan for the Windows platform that uses spyware and keylogging to collect and submit sensitive personal information via the HTTP protocol.</p>
<p>As a backdoor Trojan, W32/Dumador.DH-tr does not spread by itself; instead, users get unknowingly infected when visiting malicious Websites. W32/Dumador.DH-tr collects personal information such as Social Security, credit card and bank account numbers, eBay and PayPal account numbers, online user names, passwords, and more, and sends this information to a remote server. It can also install itself into the Windows Registry, record keystrokes and reduce overall system security by changing browser settings, preventing access to antivirus websites and opening a backdoor port in the infected computer. This latest backdoor Trojan is currently affecting users worldwide and Fortinet rates W32/Dumador.DH-tr as a high-profile "Level Two" threat.</p>
<p>Automatic Updates: FortiGuard Distribution Network
All FortiGate systems in production worldwide are kept up to date automatically by Fortinet's FortiGuard Distribution Network, which provides continuous updates that ensure protection against the latest threats around the clock and around the world. To protect customers against W32/Dumador.DH-tr, Fortinet published antivirus databases V6.012 for its thousands of FortiGate systems within one and a half hours of receiving the first malicious sample. With this latest antivirus database update, Fortinet's FortiGate systems block the Trojan, and other types of threats, at the gateway before it enters customers' networks.</p>
<p>For further information on W32/Dumador.DH-tr, please visit Fortinet's virus encyclopedia at: http://www.fortinet.com/VirusEncyclopedia/search/encyclopediaSearch.do?method=viewVirusDetailsInfoDirectly&amp;fid=69587&amp;locale=</p>
<p>For more information on Fortinet's FortiGuard Distribution Network please visit: http://www.fortinet.com/FortiGuardCenter/av.html</p>
<p>About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
Fortinet is the confirmed leader of the Unified Threat Management market. The company's award-winning FortiGate™ series of ASIC-accelerated multi-threat security systems, winner of the 2004 Security Product of the Year Award from Network Computing Magazine and the 2003 Networking Industry Awards Firewall Product of the Year, are the new generation of real-time network protection systems. They detect and eliminate the most damaging, content-based threats from e-mail and Web traffic such as viruses, worms, intrusions, inappropriate Web content and more in real time - without degrading network performance. FortiGate systems are the only security products that are quadruple-certified by the ICSA (antivirus, firewall, IPSec, NIDS), and deliver a full range of network-level and application-level services in integrated, easily managed platforms. Named to the Red Herring Top 100 Private Companies, Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.</p>
<p>Media contacts</p>
<p>Steve Clack David Frost
Fortinet PR Deadlines
(02) 8923 2557 (02) 4341 5021
sclack @fortinet.com davidf@prdeadlines.com.au</p>

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