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VIRUS ALERTS - October 10, 2007

by Marianna Schmudlach / October 9, 2007 3:02 PM PDT
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W32/SillyFDC-BA
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 9, 2007 3:04 PM PDT
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Troj/Agent-GDW
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 9, 2007 3:06 PM PDT

Type Trojan

Affected operating systems Windows

Side effects Turns off anti-virus applications
Allows others to access the computer
Downloads code from the internet
Reduces system security

Aliases Trojan.Win32.Agent.bxj

Protection available since 10 October 2007

http://www.sophos.com/security/analyses/trojagentgdw.html

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W32/IRCBot-YJ
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 9, 2007 3:07 PM PDT

Type Spyware Worm

Affected operating systems Windows

Side effects Allows others to access the computer
Steals information
Downloads code from the internet
Installs itself in the Registry
Opens links to websites

Aliases TROJ_AGENT.ZQL

Protection available since 10 October 2007

http://www.sophos.com/security/analyses/w32ircbotyj.html

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Troj/Dial-D
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 9, 2007 3:08 PM PDT
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Troj/Zbot-A
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 9, 2007 3:09 PM PDT
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Troj/AntiHIP-A
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 10, 2007 12:38 AM PDT
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Troj/KillAV-EB
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 10, 2007 12:40 AM PDT
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Troj/DDrop-C
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 10, 2007 12:41 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-GDX
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 10, 2007 12:43 AM PDT
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Troj/AntiHIP-B
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 10, 2007 12:44 AM PDT
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Troj/DwnLdr-GYF
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 10, 2007 12:46 AM PDT
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Mal/ObfJS-N
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 10, 2007 12:47 AM PDT
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W32/Sdbot-DIB
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 10, 2007 12:49 AM PDT

How it spreads Network shares

Affected operating systems Windows

Side effects Installs itself in the Registry

Aliases Win32/IRCBot.YW
destructive program named W32/Trojan.BUPP
Backdoor.Win32.SdBot.blt

Protection available since 10 October 2007

http://www.sophos.com/security/analyses/w32sdbotdib.html

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Mal/Behav-144
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 10, 2007 12:50 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-GDQ
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 10, 2007 12:52 AM PDT
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TROJ_PUSHDO.AD
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 10, 2007 1:23 AM PDT

First Report: 2007-10-10

Malware type: Trojan

This Trojan arrives via spammed Hentai email messages. It can be downloaded from remote sites or dropped by other malware. It can also be downloaded unknowingly by a user when visiting malicious Web sites.

It creates a certain registry key and entry to ensure the automatic execution of a possible malware on the affected system. The said malware may be bundled with this Trojan.

http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=TROJ%5FPUSHDO%2EAD

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Office Exploit And Friends
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 10, 2007 1:29 AM PDT

10 October 2007

Malware writers have always jumped at the chance to package malicious code in a way that doesn?t attract attention - it?s why we labelled them Trojans. Microsoft Office documents were favourite attack vectors in the mid-90?s due to a design flaw in the way macros were handled, and for years these were exploited in many ways.

Not so long ago, some critical vulnerabilities were found in various versions of the popular Office suite of applications, such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint. These bugs enabled malware authors to embed malicious code into documents, spreadsheets etc. In many instances, whole pieces of malware could be dropped and executed without the user?s knowledge, simply by opening the malicious document in an Office application.

Once again, the humble Office document is turning into a favourite amongst malware authors.

More: http://www.sophos.com/security/blog/2007/10/639.html

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Infectious Greetings: Ecards, Storms and Dorfs
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 10, 2007 1:31 AM PDT

10 October 2007

I read a very good summary on ZDNet?s website of the ecard campaigns we have been discussing for what seems like months now.

The evolution of this particular family of malware is interesting, not least because of how long it has been going on and the evolving social engineering techniques used.

The malware campaign started with fake news stories about storms which hit Europe back in January, then evolved into headlines about missiles shooting down satellites. The attackers then moved on to sending expressions of love around St Valentine?s day. At this point the malware was still being distributed as an email attachment.

The change came when the malware author shifted to hosting his malicious code on compromised machines, so that the spam messages simply contained a link. Then came a stream of ?greetings cards? proporting to celebrate any event conceivable.

More: http://www.sophos.com/security/blog/2007/10/640.html

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FakeAlert-T
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 10, 2007 4:47 AM PDT

First Report: 2007-10-10

Description:
Similar to other malwares of this family, FakeAlert-T shows a fake warning message, alarming the user that their machine is infected or at risk. The intention behind all the fake messages is to drive users to download the advertised antispyware produ...

http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_143406.htm

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Troj/Tibs-TK
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 10, 2007 6:43 AM PDT
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Troj/BankKL-A
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 10, 2007 6:47 AM PDT
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Mal/Zlob-F
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 10, 2007 6:49 AM PDT
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Troj/FuiFrame-C
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 10, 2007 6:52 AM PDT
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