Courtesy of Panda Security: This week’s PandaLabs report looks at a worm, and a backdoor Trojan.
The Faketube.A worm spreads via email. The message includes a link to access an erotic video. Some of the message subjects are: “Giga Video
Movie Britney Spirs and 8 Beverage Andorran” and “Stimulating Image
Britney Spirs and One Manifest South Korean”.
If users click the link, the browser opens and a fraudulent website is displayed, which resembles YouTube.
Additionally, users are asked to update their flash player version to see the video. If they accept, the worm is downloaded.
Zapchast.EX is a backdoor Trojan that spreads using a fake Christmas card. In order to view the card, users are asked to install a special version of flash player which is really the Trojan.
Once Zapchast.EX is installed on the system, it establishes connections with
several IP addresses, awaiting orders and gathering user information.
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