Tue, Oct 14 2008 12:09
MSN Messenger Used as Lure in Malicious Spam
Websense® Security Labs™ ThreatSeeker™ Network has discovered a new
malicious spam lure that uses the threat of a virus to encourage users
to download a malicious Trojan.
The email explains that by
downloading the application linked within the email, users can protect
themselves against a virus that spams messages to a user's contacts.
The email offers an update to Live Messenger Plus - this is actually a
Trojan (md5: 5F1D2521F6949F8B71B9FF93C17A8BE2). Antivirus detection
rate is low.
Filed under: Alerts