Watch out new Worms pretend Anti-Virus Vendor

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Monkeybb, Feb 4, 2006.

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    A Trojan horse disguised as a spam message from an antivirus company is
    making its rounds, security vendor Sophos has warned. The e-mail, which
    carries an attachment, appears to be sent from Helsinki-based security
    vendor F-Secure, the company said in a statement on its Web site. It comes
    with various subject headers, such as "Firefox Browsing Problem," "Mozilla
    Browsing Problem," or "Website Browsing Problem."


    Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, noted that F-Secure
    has "done nothing wrong" and were "the unfortunate victims of Internet
    criminals using their name as a disguise in an attempt to spread malware."
    According to Sophos, the Trojan will disable antivirus and other security
    software, as well as open a backdoor for hackers to gain access to infected
    systems. Cluley added that running the attachment will "allow hackers to
    gain access to spy, steal and cause havoc."
     
    Monkeybb, Feb 4, 2006
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