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Multimedia malware strikes P2P users

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.

More: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2221574/multimedia-malware-multiplies

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