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Dorf (Storm) botnet - World war III has started!

9 July 2008

World war III has started! US has invaded Iran! Click here to see the firsthand video!
Don?t worry readers, a new war hasn?t started. What you see instead is the latest is the latest campaign from the Dorf (Storm) botnet. Just 4 days after after the Independence day fireworks campaign, the Dorf authors are back with a renewed campaign. This time they are taking advantage of the tension in the Middle East.

Here are some of the latest email subjects:

More: http://www.sophos.com/security/blog/2008/07/1569.html

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Breaking News! Iran Invaded! Well?maybe

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by Robert McArdle (Threats Analyst)

Now, long time readers of this blog (well, most people to be honest) should look at that email and be immediately sceptical. They might even go check out a legitimate new sites like CNN or BBC. However enough people will open your email inboxes this morning, download the video (hint is not really a video, its just another Storm/Nuwar/Zhelatin/Peacomm variant) and proceed to help the Storm gangs authors make even more money. The Storm network may have decreased since its heyday - but its size still makes the approximately 20,000 soldiers seem small in comparison.

more: http://blog.trendmicro.com/

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Websense - Storm Worm update: Fake news on World War III

In reply to: Dorf (Storm) botnet - World war III has started!


Threat Type: Malicious Web Site / Malicious Code

This is an update of our previous alert on the 4th of July Storm Worm outbreak.


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