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A Stormy 4th of July

Created: 04 Jul 2008 07:28:00 GMT • Updated: 23 Jan 2014 18:40:46 GMT
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Well, its that time of year again and as to be expected, malicious code authors are using the occasion to try to lure unsuspecting folks (are there still any around?) into installing their wares. Two examples of spammed emails we have seen so far have these subject lines:

God bless America
Fabulous Independence Day firework
The email body contains a link that follows such enticing phrases as "America for You and Me" and "Happy birthday, America!" The links lead to Web pages containing an image of a video of fireworks. Clicking on the image unsurprisingly results in a Trojan.Peacomm.D (a.k.a. Storm) detection, as well as an iframe leading to another file detected as Downloader. Two "bangers " for the price of one click but after all that, a fireworks video isn't even provided. The bad guys really are getting cheap these days.
Message Edited by SR Blog Moderator on 07-04-2008 12:30 AM