Israel-Hamas Malware is in your spam!

January 14, 2009 | By | 6 Replies More

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I came across a rather new and interesting news as I was trying to search for relevant information to post on this blog. Just as relevant as the war in Israel, a malware attack is in rampage and is circulating through unsolicited emails which claims to be from CNN news.

The email is said to contain news about the bombing in Gaza which contains a link of the graphic video of Al Jazeera English Report. Clicking the link brings the user to a fake CNN page with a video on it. Starting the video gives a dialog box advising to “Please Download the correct Flash Media Player!” Clicking OK starts a download of the malicious file Adobe_Player10.exe, which Trend Micro detects as TROJ_DLOADR.QK.

Trend Micro has reports on this latest malware attack found in emails.

The malware is a “downloader” which then downloads and installs other malware, TROJ_INJECT.ZZ. The latter is an info-stealer that logs keystrokes and launches a sniffer to retrieve passwords from network packets. It then uploads the gathered data to several URLs. It also drops a rootkit component detected as TROJ_ROOTKIT.FX.”

We remind everyone to beware of this malware and be vigilant in clicking links from your spam mailings.

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  1. Me-Me King says:

    Wow, that’s really interesting – thanks for sharing!

  2. Anonymous says:

    this is e-warfare I guess….

  3. Steafan says:

    thanks for the warning! will keep an eye out!

  4. Bharatheeyam says:

    Thankyou for sharing this information. It make us more alert and aware of such type of malwares.

    Bharatheeyam’s last blog post..The Paradise of Earth; Kashmir

  5. Mathdelane says:

    You are very much welcome! In fact, I’ve posted an article about a Firefox add-on known as Interclue. This add-on would give you a hint on what’s behind a link before you even click it. Check this post here.

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