Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Maximus Root Kit Downloads Via Myspace Social Engineering Trick

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 quietman7


    Bleepin' Janitor

  • Global Moderator
  • 51,734 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:12:22 PM

Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:09 PM

A reader...provided a link to a myspace page with a specific friendid that has java script that popsup a transparent background gif on top of the normal user page. The transparent background gif appears to be a Automatic Update of the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool. This is likely to fool a fair amount of people...appears to be a new version of Maximus

Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 david28


    Forum Member

  • Banned
  • 1,614 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:01:52 AM

Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:09 PM

Yes I nearly got fooled into that :thumbsup: Someone I didn't knwo added me and I went onto their profile to see who it was and then the Automatic Updates box appeared. If it wasn't for the low quality graphics of the box, I probably would not have noticed :flowers:

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users