Category Archives: malware

Symantec has reported a new worm found on the net using email as a host.

I found this post important so I wanted to let others know about this new worm.

TBTR

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TELECOMWORLDWIRE-September 10, 2010-Symantec reports rapid spread of new worm(C)1994-2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com

Norton, an Internet security company and a division of Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC), reported that Symantec Security Response has, as of yesterday, been tracking the rapid spread of a new computer worm that spreads using a socially engineered e-mail attack.

The company said that the threat is being spread via e-mails that ask the recipient to click on a link embedded in the e-mail which points to a malicious program file posted on the Internet and disguised as a PDF file. Once this file downloads it installs a worm known as W32.Imsolk.B@mm.

The worm, once it has compromised a usera[euro](tm)s machine, will attempt to spread itself further by gaining access to the usera[euro](tm)s e-mail contacts and repeating the process. It can also spread to other machines connected via network shares or via removable media.

The company advises all users to ensure that they take appropriate precautions, such as isolating compromised machines, blocking access to any address contained in the e-mail and insuring that they have installed and updated appropriate security applications, such as Norton Internet Security 2011.

Norton has made further information available at http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/new-round-email-worm-here-you-have.

You need to reset your password, Facebook says, but is it real?

It looks like Facebook has been hit with another so called virus, which looks to steal among other things your bank passwords.  Please remember you need to make sure your not falling for the tricks of the trade we have talked about good passwords, but some of these things are very tricky.  Just remember when you log into facebook, always go directly to www.facebook.com don’t use hyperlinks that people might send to you, or a hyperlink from an advertisement.

REMEMBER FACEBOOK IS NEVER GONNA JUST RESET YOUR PASSWORD, DON’T CLICK ON THOSE LINKS.  IF YOU WANT PLEASE SHARE THIS STORY WITH YOUR FRIENDS.

AJC is reporting the virus here
McAFee is also report the issue I found this story at Reuters here

Be careful of links and request that say your password has been reset

TBTR

YouTube Videos now embed malware.

I just got wind of a potential malware problem with Youtube videos.  It seems someone has finally figured out how to install software on your computer through Youtube, according to this update from CrunchGear.

The virus is called Actns/Swif.T and seems to contain a redirect to a phishing website embedded within a SWF file.

Embedding Malware & Spyware in software has been the norm for a long time, but if this is true and if you just watch a video and get software installed this could be a potentially huge issue for Google.

Lets hope they get a hold on this quickly.

To protect yourself always watch what you click on when surfing the net.

TBTR