Twitter.com is really slow today, most likely due to spammers using it to flood the system with messages such as this:
Another Day, Another Video Site with Malware
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
We recently received reports of a file named "ActiveXsetup.exe", which was downloaded from http://world-tube .biz.
For people that want to play the video, there's a notice written on the page on red font that "You may need to download an ActiveX video codec (VAC)?". This old trick is well-known and commonly used by other malware.
Remember the Facebook site that attempts to trick people into downloading and executing a fake Adobe Flash Player?
Still, what happens when an unsuspecting user downloads the "ActiveXsetup.exe codec", thinking it is legitimate software? Here?s the snapshot of it, as it is executed: