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Meteor Shower and New Moon Lead to FAKEAV

Postby Spudz » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:01 am

Meteor Shower and New Moon Lead to FAKEAV
12:48 am (UTC-7) | by Erika Mendoza (Threat Response Engineer)

TrendLabs threat analysts found another FAKEAV campaign piggybacking on the Leonid meteor shower and the much-anticipated sequel to the Twilight saga, New Moon. Users searching for news and updates using the keywords “meteor shower tonight november 16 time” and “New Moon premiere live stream” end up with poisoned search results. These results redirect users to fake online scanners, which ultimately lead to the download of a FAKEAV variant detected by Trend Micro as TROJ_FAKEAV.MET.


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