Wed, Dec 26 2007 7:05
Storm botnet drops strippers, switches to New Year's greeting
Just a day after unleashing spam featuring Christmas strippers, the
Storm botnet switched gears yesterday and began duping users into
infecting their own PCs by bombarding them with messages touting the
new year, said security researchers.
According to U.K.-based Prevx Ltd. and Symantec Corp.
of Cupertino, Calif., the botnet of Storm Trojan-compromised computers
started sending spam with subject headings such as "Happy 2008!" and
"Happy New Year!" late on Christmas Day. The messages try to convince
recipients to steer for the uhavepostcard.com Web site to download and
install a file tagged "happy2008.exe," said researchers at both firms.
However, the file is actually a new variant of the Storm Trojan.
Full Story at computerworld.com
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