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Windows 7: FakeAV — a lesson in aggression.


29 Nov 2009   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
FakeAV — a lesson in aggression.

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Those “Antivirus System PRO” folks are up to their nasty sales tactics again. While its use of a pushy (and confusing!) yes-no no-yes dialog sequence is similar to other fake AV variants, a signature feature involves periodically opening a browser to a sketchy domain — any of porno.org, porno.com, adult.com or viagra.com.
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FakeAV — a lesson in aggression | SophosLabs blog


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29 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

GENERAL CYBER/ELECTRONIC CRIME

Cyber-criminals have started preying on Verizon Wireless customers, sending out spam e-mail messages that say their accounts are over the limit and offering them a "balance checker" program to review their payments. The e-mail messages, which look like they come from Verizon Wireless, are fakes; the balance checker is actually a malicious Trojan horse program. … Victims who download the software open up a back door to their computer, where more malware can be downloaded from the Zbot botnet, which is known for stealthily lifting online banking credentials and emptying accounts.

Date: 13 November 2009

More.............Fake Verizon 'balance-checker' is a Trojan
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