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More "Fake AV" Incarnations Making The Rounds

by Marianna Schmudlach / December 29, 2008 10:26 AM PST

Published: 2008-12-30,
Last Updated: 2008-12-30

Using obfuscated javascript techniques, more "Fake Anti Virus" malware is continuing to present itself to unsuspecting Internet users - in the hopes of gaining an installation through the use of rather effective, social engineering methods.

Some of the latest incarnations observed in the past 24 hours continue to maintain low levels of AV detection (less than 15% based on VirusTotal analysis), and have removed the tell-tale "TDSS" signature from its rootkit driver names (although 1 AV vendor continues to flag the initial stage malware as Rootkit.Win32.TDSS). Other subsequent stage downloads are getting labeled as Trojan.FakeAlert.AKV and Trojan.Fakealert.MW by a few other AV vendors.

More: http://isc.sans.org/

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