Fri, Jul 3 2009 15:31
Waledac Independence Day Theme - New Campaign In The Wild
Websense Security Labs™ ThreatSeeker™ Network has
detected yet another new Waledac campaign theme in the wild. The new
variant uses an Independence Day theme as a social engineering
mechanism. The United States of America celebrates Independence Day on July 4 each year.
The malicious emails that are sent use subjects and content related to Independence Day, Fourth of July and fireworks shows.
The malicious Web sites in the current attack also have a July 4 or
fireworks theme within the domain name. ThreatSeeker has been
monitoring the registration of these domains. Should the user click on
the video, which is designed to appear to be a YouTube video, an .exe
is offered. When downloaded the .exe would install the latest Waledac
variant onto the user's machine.
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