New attack focuses on music and video files
Written by Ian Williams
vnunet.com, 14 Jul 2008
A new type of multimedia malware is rearing its head on the web, targeting file sharers by infecting music and video files.
Secure Computing said that the attack takes a phased approach and highlights the growing complexity of today's malware.
The initial infection occurs when a user visits a 'warez' site seeking an illegal crack or serial key to run a copy-protected software program.
The user is lured into downloading a Trojan which then infects every multimedia file on their PC.
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