Wed, Feb 20 2008 0:40
Habbo Hotel Trojan Keylogger
Websense(R) Security Labs(TM) has received reports of a Trojan keylogger aimed at the users of Habbo, a popular social networking site for teenagers. As of last month, Habbo's entry on Wikipedia said that over 8 million unique visitors access Habbo's Web sites around the world every month.
The party involved in spreading this malicious code poses as a third-party software tool developer for Habbo. Among the "tools" available for download, which will supposedly give the Habbo user an edge in the game is a file named ProRig.V9.exe (MD5: b80305ace7d4a01541467511df256287).
Unsuspecting victims who seek the touted benefits of this fake tool would instead have their own desktops compromised with spyware. Websense Security Labs recommends caution when trying out new third-party applicationss developed for Web 2.0 and social networking Web sites: especially ones with APIs open for third-party developers.
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