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Waledac Valentine's Day Theme - New Variant ITW

by Marianna Schmudlach / February 9, 2009 3:54 AM PST


Threat Type: Malicious Web Site / Malicious Code

Websense Security Labs? ThreatSeeker? Network has received reports of a new Waledac variant in the wild.

The new spammed variant continues to use the Valentines theme. Once a user opens the URL in the spammed message, he is redirected to a site with 2 puppies and a love heart to give a Valentines theme. The user is then enticed to download a Valentines kit to prepare a present for a loved one, which is a new Waledac variant.

This variant has a very low AV detection rate.

Screenshot of a spammed email example:

More: http://securitylabs.websense.com/content/Alerts/3299.aspx

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