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Malware Targeting Adobe Flash Player


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:04 AM

Adobe has issued a Security Bulletin warning of malware spreading via a fraudulent Flash Player installer. Adobe warns that a worm is making fraudulent posts on social networking sites. These posts include links that lead to fake sites that prompt users to update their versions of Flash Player. If users attempt to use the installer to make the update, malware may be downloaded and installed onto their systems...

http://www.us-cert.gov/current/#malware_ta...be_flash_player
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:58 AM

Cheers for the heads up.

Edited by samuel3, 06 August 2008 - 03:36 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:09 PM

This is related to New Worms Target Both Myspace And Facebook Users

Another recent development is that this malware is now being distributed by fake CNN.com emails. Probably being sent out by the zombie computers of infected users that fell for the trick at social networking sites.

See Donna's post here: Malware SPAM: CNN.com Daily Top 10, get_flash_update.exe

I'll edit this topic title as I got one of these fake CNN.com's Daily Top Ten emails and it was hard to tell that it was a fake. Not your typical phishing type.

Other links:

Adobe's Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) report:
http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/2008/08/verif...installers.html

According to this blog the new malware is defined by some anitvirus vendors as a Storm variant:
http://phreads.blogspot.com/2008/08/cnn-sp...e-campaign.html

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 01:13 PM

Thanks for the additional info Papakid. :thumbsup:
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