Friday, April 13, 2007

Spam Storm

Some sources have confirmed a highest number of spam since 12 months ago containing security related messages and request users to patch files etc. Please be very careful, i do not know any klutzy security companies that send updates via emails. WELL THEY DON'T. Have a good weekend.

Read the full article: Here

Excerpt:
Arriving with subject headings touting Worm Alert!, Worm Detected, Spyware Detected!, Virus Activity Detected!, the spam carries a ZIP file attachment posing as a patch necessary to ward off the bogus attack. The ZIP file, which is password protected -- the password is included in the message to further dupe recipients -- actually contains a variant of the [ http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9015979 ]"Storm Trojan" worm, which installs a rootkit to cloak itself, disables security software, steals confidential information from the PC and adds it to a bot army of compromised computers.
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