Symantec is alerting users on a new malicious spam tactic. Spammers are now circulating a message using a Hillary Clinton video interview as the bait to launch a Trojan downloader on unsuspecting victims? systems.
The email circulating has the following subject line:
Subject: Hillary Clinton Full Video !!!
"But, do not click the link because this link does not take you to a video. This link downloads a suspect file, "mpg.exe," which is a Trojan downloader. This downloader downloads a file, inst241.exe, which is detected as Trojan.Srizbi. So far the volume appears to be low, but beware: do not click this link or any links associated with these spam emails."
Details at http://www.symantec.com/enterprise/security_response/weblog/2008/02/you_know_its_election_year_whe.html
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