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Posted 03 March 2007 - 02:20 PM
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Edited by boopme, 03 March 2007 - 09:39 PM.
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 12:07 AM
So if someone is posting about something fairly serious and then all of a sudden links to a "fun video", be very suspicious. I don't want to be alarmist, but don't underestimate new social engineering either. The moderating team will do what we can to keep any malicious links off the site, but you all should still use caution and remember that these malware writers are taking away a lot of the fun stuff on the web.
Alperovitch explains that there is a new component in the variant that enables it to analyze network traffic on the infected computer and dynamically insert a link to the malicious site into text -- whether it's a blog post, a bulletin board entry or an e-mail sent through a webmail system. The users' text will contain their own content, along with the link and a note that lures readers to check out a website with "fun" videos or e-card.
Users who go to the malicious site have their own machines infected with this updated version of the worm, which some security vendors are referring to as a Trojan horse.
The fate of all mankind, I see
Is in the hands of fools
Posted 04 March 2007 - 12:20 PM
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