MSN Messenger Used as Lure in Malicious Spam

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MSN Messenger Used as Lure in Malicious Spam

Postby TeMerc » Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:20 am

Date:10.14.2008

Threat Type: Malicious Web Site / Malicious Code

Websense® Security Labs™ ThreatSeeker™ Network has discovered a new malicious spam lure that uses the threat of a virus to encourage users to download a malicious Trojan.

The email explains that by downloading the application linked within the email, users can protect themselves against a virus that spams messages to a user's contacts. The email offers an update to Live Messenger Plus - this is actually a Trojan (md5: 5F1D2521F6949F8B71B9FF93C17A8BE2). Antivirus detection rate is low.

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