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VIRUS \ Spyware ALERTS - September 22, 2008

by Marianna Schmudlach / September 21, 2008 3:04 PM PDT
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Troj/Agent-HRX
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 21, 2008 3:05 PM PDT
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Troj/Agent-HRY
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 12:58 AM PDT
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Troj/Backdr-AB
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 12:59 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-HRZ
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 1:00 AM PDT
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Million dollar burnout features as malware lure
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 1:37 AM PDT

Fake robbery footage punts rogue security app

By John Leyden

Posted in Spam, 22nd September 2008

First it appeared as an art project. Now, over a decade later, it's back from the dead as a malware lure.

In August 1994 musicians Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty of the K Foundation burnt a million quid on the Scottish island of Jura as part of an art project, the significance of which has never been properly explained. Fourteen years later malware authors are spamming messages supposedly containing footage of a million dollars going up in smoke.

According to spammed messages, the loot went up in smoke during a failed but pyrotechnically spectacular robbery. In reality, the messages offer nothing more than an archived attachment (called Video.rar) containing a joke program that modifies a screensaver to something resembling the Microsoft Blue Screen of Death and a fake security package that warns of non-existent viral infections.

Screenshots of the email lures and more background on the malware involved can be found in a write-up by Trend Micro

http://blog.trendmicro.com/incinerated-cash-serves-as-effective-malware-bait

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/22/cash_pyre_malware_lure/

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W32/AutoRun-JR
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 3:41 AM PDT

Category Viruses and Spyware

Type Worm

W32/AutoRun-JR is a worm for the Windows platform.

When W32/AutoRun-JR is first run it copies itself to <WINDOWS>\thG.exe and creates the following files:

<SYSTEM>\dontexecute.dll
<SYSTEM>\sys.result
<SYSTEM>\sys.wglog
<SYSTEN>\wthG.vbs
<WINDOWS>\autorun.inf

The following files are also created in the folder where W32/AutoRun-JR is run:

autorun.inf
wget.exe

The following registry entries is created to run W32/AutoRun-JR on startup:

<HKCU>\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Gallery
thG.exe

http://www.sophos.com/security/analyses/viruses-and-spyware/w32autorunjr.html?_log_from=rss

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W32/AutoRun-JQ
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 3:42 AM PDT
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Troj/Pushdo-U
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 3:43 AM PDT
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Troj/DwnLdr-HIC
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 3:44 AM PDT
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Troj/Drop-AX
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 3:45 AM PDT
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Troj/Bdoor-ANY
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 3:46 AM PDT
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Troj/Banker-ENI
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 3:47 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-HSB
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 3:48 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-HSA
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 3:49 AM PDT
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Mal/Fakefire-A
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 3:50 AM PDT
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Worm:W32/AutoRun.GM
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 3:51 AM PDT

Detection Names : Worm.Win32.AutoRun.nox
Worm:W32/AutoRun.GM

Type: Worm
Category: Malware
Platform: W32

Summary
A standalone malicious program which uses computer or network resources to make complete copies of itself. May include code or other malware to damage both the system and the network.

http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/worm_w32_autorun_gm.shtml

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Rootkit:W32/Agent.UG
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 3:52 AM PDT

Detection Names : Rootkit:W32/Agent.UG
Worm.Win32.AutoRun.lyo

Type: Rootkit
Category: Malware
Platform: W32

Summary
A program or set of programs which hides itself by subverting or evading the computer's security mechanisms, then allows remote users to secretly control the computer's operating system.

http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/rootkit_w32_agent_ug.shtml

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Packed.Generic.187
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 3:54 AM PDT
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Avert Labs Low-Profiled Threat Notice: FakeAlert-AX
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 8:21 AM PDT
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W32/AutoRun-JS
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 8:24 AM PDT
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Troj/WLHack-G
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 8:25 AM PDT
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Troj/SWFExp-I
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 8:26 AM PDT
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Troj/Sacom-Gen
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 8:26 AM PDT
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Troj/Delf-FBE
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 8:27 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-HSE
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 8:28 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-HSD
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 22, 2008 8:34 AM PDT
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