Firefox users targeted by rare piece of malwareDecember 4, 2008 – 1:57 PM
Researchers at BitDefender have discovered a new type of malicious software that collects passwords for banking sites but targets only Firefox users.
The malware, which BitDefender dubbed “Trojan.PWS.ChromeInject.A” sits in Firefox’s add-ons folder, said Viorel Canja, the head of BitDefender’s lab. The malware runs when Firefox is started.
Firefox has been continually gaining market share against main competitor Internet Explorer since its debut four years ago, which may be one reason why malware authors are looking for new avenues to infect computers, Canja said.