CDRInfo Forum CDRInfo Forum

Forums  Register  Login  My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums 

Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ  Ticket List  Log Out

'Osama Captured' E-mail Trojan Infected !   Logged in as: Guest
Viewers: 694 You can click here to see Today's Posts | Most Active Topics | Posts Since Last Visit
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [News Around The Web] >> Security News >> 'Osama Captured' E-mail Trojan Infected ! Page: [1]
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
'Osama Captured' E-mail Trojan Infected ! - 6/3/2005 6:42:54 PM   

Posts: 12103
Joined: 7/4/2003
From: Melbourne, Victoria, AUS
Status: offline
Osama bin Laden has not been captured, contrary to what millions of e-mails carrying a Trojan horse are saying, security firms said Friday as they warned users not to open the attachments bundled with the bogus message.

Since Thursday evening, U.K.-based BlackSpider Technologies has blocked more than a million messages containing the Psyme Trojan horse, the security company said in an e-mail.

The messages, which use several different subjects -- including "God Bless America!" and "Finally! Captured!" -- claim that Osama has been snatched, then goes on to say that while CNN or the BBC don't yet have footage, a military channel does. The attachment, the message continues, are images grabbed from that channel. The images are compressed and collected in a .zip file.

The Psyme Trojan is tucked into the .zip file, and when run, notifies the attacker that it's in place, and scans a number of pre-set URLs to download additional malicious code. Some of those URLs were still active as of Friday morning, according to a bulletin posted by the Finnish security vendor F-Secure.

Friday's fake message wasn't the first to evoke Osama's name in the hope of duping users into opening attachments. In July, 2004, for instance, a Trojan was packed with a message claiming that bin Laden had committed suicide.

Source : CRN
Post #: 1
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [News Around The Web] >> Security News >> 'Osama Captured' E-mail Trojan Infected ! Page: [1]
Jump to:

New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts

Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI