Wed, Jan 28 2009 13:53
New botnet resurrects Storm's Valentine's Day ruse
Spam trumpeting the power of love is nothing
more than an old trick dressed up in new clothes, more evidence that
the backers of the Waledec bot Trojan are the same bunch that hammered
users last year with Storm, security companies are warning.
Multiple security vendors, including MX Logic Inc., Trend Micro Inc.
and Panda Security, have issued alerts about new Valentine-themed spam
campaigns that try to dupe users into installing the Waledec bot.
Subject lines for the spam, said Sam Masiello,
vice president of information security at MX Logic, are "short and
sweet," and include "Me and You," "In Your Arms" and "With all my
love." Users who browse to the link embedded in the spam reach a site
with a dozen hearts, any one of which will download an executable file
Story continues at computerworld.com
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