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SPAM - Western Union MTCN #2989115571

by Marianna Schmudlach / August 28, 2008 1:12 AM PDT

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Fake airplane tickets, greetings cards and credit card receipts?

There's plenty of ZIPped trojans being spammed around. The one that's being seeded right now claims to be a bounced Western Union money transfer.

More: http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/

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SPAM - SWF file redirects continue
by Marianna Schmudlach / August 28, 2008 1:15 AM PDT

Folks, this is the new wave: SWF file redirects continue
In an earlier blog post, I mentioned that spammers are now using Shockwave Flash (SWF) files to avoid detection (similar in nature to the trick of using Google redirects, etc. in the past).

This continues. Here?s a current example:

More: http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/index.html

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SPAM - Critical Update: Please Patch Windows with Malware
by Marianna Schmudlach / August 28, 2008 2:02 AM PDT

After patching 11 vulnerabilities for this month?s Patch Tuesday, spam is being sent that falsely claims that the recipient should immediately install another critical Microsoft update.

Advanced Threats Researcher Jamz Yaneza discovered this latest ploy:

Patching one?s system using this spam as a guidance, however, downloads a multitude of badness, and one particular malicious piece of malware which is detected as EXPL_ANICMOO.GEN.

Interestingly enough, this exploit has been around for quite some time.

More info on the malicious nature of this blended threat are provided below:

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Malware writers are counting on the urgency of the email?s tone to trick recipients into applying the ?patch.?

More: http://blog.trendmicro.com/

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