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What does Sphinx malware do? Just had it removed. not sure

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What does Sphinx malware do?
JA: What programs and versions are you using?
Customer: Just had it removed. not sure what version but it was detected on my computer recentnly
JA: What is your ideal outcome? How can we solve this for you?
Customer: Just wondered what sort of things it may do to one's computer
JA: Anything else you want the programmer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Programming
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 5 months ago.

The particular malware is a "bank bot" or a banking trojan. Specifically, it does form grabbing and web injects for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Tor Browser, a keylogger, a certificate grabber, and an FTP and POP3 grabber.

Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 5 months ago.

So it could potentially have sent your personal information to a third party. However, for someone to receive the data, they would have to be running a control panel that is specific to the malware. It's normally used for targeted attacks.

Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 5 months ago.

It can also allow a hacker to use your computer as a proxy to connect to other computers.