Saturday, 8 October 2011

Steve Jobs Alive! Spam, Win32/Waledac.C Trojan and Spambot

Steve Jobs' death is an enormous loss for all of us. Sadly, there are some people who exploited the death of Steve Jobs. They took the advantage of those shocked and moved by such a sad bit of news. Cyber criminals behind a botnet (Waledac?) mostly involved in e-mail spam were sending sending spam emails and distributing Trojan downloaders. The spam email has one of the following subjects:
  • Steve Jobs Alive!
  • Steve Jobs: Not Dead Yet!
  • Is Steve Jobs Really Dead?
  • Steve Jobs Not Dead!
Here's what the spam email looks like:

As you can see, scammers claim that Steve Jobs is alive and highly suggest you check it out. Clicking on the link provided will take you to a malicious website which distributes TrojanDownloader:Win32/Waledac.C [Microsoft]. Once installed, the Trojan downloader will request other malicious files from the Internet and eventually will turn your computer to another spamming machine (Spambot). Currently the detection rate is very low. Please think carefully about the links that you click on. Good luck and be safe online!

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