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VIRUS \ SPYWARE ALERTS - April 14, 2009

by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 1:13 AM PDT
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Troj/SWFDlr-D
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 1:14 AM PDT
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Troj/Pushdo-AK
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 1:15 AM PDT
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Troj/Dloadr-CKX
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 1:16 AM PDT
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Troj/Bckdr-QTL
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 1:17 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-JNW
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 1:18 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-JNV
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 1:19 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-JNU
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 1:20 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-JNT
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 1:20 AM PDT
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Mal/PDFJs-F
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 1:21 AM PDT
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Troj/Refpron-J
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 4:36 AM PDT
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Troj/FakeAV-OS
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 4:37 AM PDT
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Troj/BHO-LM
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 4:37 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-JNZ
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 4:38 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-JNY
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 4:39 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-JNX
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 4:40 AM PDT
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Mal/ObfJS-BS
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 4:41 AM PDT
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JS/Twitter-A
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 4:42 AM PDT
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JS/DwnLdr-HMX
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 4:43 AM PDT
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W32.Dizan.F
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 4:44 AM PDT
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W32.SillyPrep
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 4:45 AM PDT
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JS_TWETTIR.A.
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 4:48 AM PDT

Boredom Results in Twitter Malware Attack

Apr14

Normally, cybercriminals tend to be an anonymous lot. However, over the weekend we encountered a malware attack on Twitter which, if the named author is to be believed, was conceived out of boredom. There are many ways to relieve boredom, and writing malware shouldn?t really be one of them.

Let?s back up for a moment, though. Over the Easter weekend, Twitter users saw something like this:

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

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Load! Downloader
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 4:49 AM PDT
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JS/DwnLdr-HMX
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 7:14 AM PDT
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Twitter worm Google searches leads to malware
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 7:15 AM PDT

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

No surprise at all that Google searches for information about the Twitter worm would lead to malware sites, it was really just a matter of time. Especially not after all the talk about it over the weekend and the guy behind it even confessing everything. Malicious search results about popular news is something we see very often unfortunately.

By searching for "Twitter worm" on Google one of the top 10 hits look like this:

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

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JS/Twettir
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 7:53 AM PDT

Type
Internet Worm
SubType
JavaScript

JS/Twettir is the detection for a JavaScript that exploits a cross site scripting vulnerability in Twitter to infect other user profiles.
Aliases

* JS.Twettir (Symantec)

Characteristics
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JS/Twettir is the detection for a JavaScript that exploits a cross site scripting vulnerability in Twitter to infect other user profiles.

Once an infected profile is viewed, it executes and injects a JavaScript code in the viewers profile causing them to be infected as well.

This worm sends messages to all contacts containing any of the following strings:

http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_154580.htm

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FakeAlert-SpywareProtect
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 7:54 AM PDT

Type
Trojan

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FakeAlert-SpywareProtect once installed on a system will generate fake messages of infection. It encourages the user to purchase a registered copy of their product in order to clean infections. Unsuspecting users may get enticed by the use of such scare tactics.
Aliases

* Rogue:W32/SpywareGuard2008.G (F-Secure)

* Troj/FakeAV-OM (Sophos)

* TROJ_FAKEAV.FXF (TrendMicro)

* Trojan:Win32/FakeSpypro (Microsoft)

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FakeAlert-SpywareProtect is a fake Antispyware product which upon installation displays no EULA and shows fake warning messages:

http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_154363.htm

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Troj/Swizzor-PQ
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 8:21 AM PDT
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Troj/SWFDlr-E
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 8:22 AM PDT
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Troj/PDFex-AV
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 8:24 AM PDT
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Troj/PcClien-MO
by Marianna Schmudlach / April 14, 2009 8:24 AM PDT
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