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Bloggers Battered By Viral Storm

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#1 Budapest


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Posted 30 August 2007 - 08:14 AM

Bloggers battered by viral storm

Google's Blogger site is being used by malicious hackers who are posting fake entries to some blogs.

The fake entries contain weblinks that lead to booby-trapped downloads that could infect a Windows PC.

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#2 frankp316


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Posted 01 September 2007 - 03:22 PM

The following was posted on Blogger Buzz. I don't use email to post on my blogs.

Blogger and malware
You may have seen stories in the news recently about malware on Blogger, such has this one from the BBC or this one from Committee to Protect Bloggers. Blogger was not compromised. Instead, the blog posts are from bloggers whose machines were compromised by a Trojan horse. These bloggers had their mail2blogger email addresses in their computers' address books (a perfectly legitimate use case), so when the malicious software spammed every address in their address book with its content, a copy of that email was posted to their blog.

We are in the process of notifying impacted bloggers and recommending that they scan their computers and run current anti-virus software, available in the Google Pack. This is also good advice for all computer users, especially those who may have clicked the links in the emails sent by the virus. For more information about computer security, check out upenn.edu and us-cert.gov.
— Eric [8/31/07 12:45 PM]

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 07:15 AM

Storm Worm moonlights as a blogger

A secondary affect of Storm Worm has been discovered. Bloggers with automatic email updating can post copies of the storm worm emails to their blog sites :shock: While the output appears distorted, always be careful with any URL offered in email or from a website.

Storm Worm moonlights as a blogger

Nuwar is having a similarly strange effect lately, effectively posting itself to blogs, where people have set their blogs to be updated by email. Kind of a bonus spreading mechanism there, as this doesn’t seem to have been intentional.

At this point the social engineering doesn’t translate real well, as it’s really geared towards the email format. It should stick out pretty distinctly on a person’s blog. Of course the usual advice applies… don’t go clicking on strange links.

Edited by harrywaldron, 03 September 2007 - 07:57 AM.

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