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Anatomy of a malware scam

by caktus / November 16, 2008 12:43 PM PST

The evil genius of XP Antivirus 2008

By Jesper M. Johansson

Posted in Anti-Virus, 22nd August 2008 18:45 GMT

Webcast: Building Applications for the 21st Century

A bit out dated but an interesting read.
A somewhat lengthy artical with screen shots so I'll just provide a link.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/22/anatomy_of_a_hack/print.html

BTW, I can't believe I am still reading of folks clicking on the garbage.

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FWIW
by C1ay / November 16, 2008 1:06 PM PST

I had to clean this infection from a friends computer who got it from an infected video codec he received in an email. He said the video played normally and then he got the opening "You're computers been infected" screen. BTW, the version he got installed a rootkit in addition to the other nasties this malware and its derivatives plant.

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I got caught by this one, fortunately Stopzilla
by Ziks511 / November 18, 2008 6:54 AM PST

removed it even though I haven't registered it yet.

Rob

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