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Another Pushdo spamming

by Marianna Schmudlach / September 24, 2007 1:51 AM PDT

24 September 2007 12:58 GMT

Today we have seen another large spamming of a downloading Trojan masquerading as something exciting (along the usual theme of a new, hot game or picture). Happily, the creation is proactively blocked by Sophos products as Troj/Pushdo-Gen. Just as well, since we are seeing this in large numbers; for the past 24 hours, almost 4 out of every 5 infected emails we are seeing is due to Troj/Pushdo-Gen.

As with previous variants, the latest one drops and runs a file in memory, which then proceeds to install the other components involved in this attack.

More: http://www.sophos.com/security/blog/2007/09/596.html

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