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WARNING!!! AC 1411 IS SPAMMING THREADS WITH LINK TO VIRUS!!!

 
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07/11/2005 03:08 PM
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DO NOT OPEN THE SITE BEING SPAMMED ONTO GLP THREADS!!!

WARNING: DO NOT GO TO THIS ADDRESS:(( [link to mm.dfilm.com]

Sick virus writer exploits London bomb blast
Trojan creates bot-net for sending spam...

By Will Sturgeon

Published: Saturday 9 July 2005

A virus has been spotted in the wild which attempts to exploit concerns surrounding the bomb blasts which rocked London last Thursday and left at least 50 people dead. Warning levels are currently low but that makes the attempt to infect no less tasteless.

An email purporting to offer a link to amateur video footage of the events on the London Underground in the aftermath of the bomb blast will install a Trojan on usersī machines if they click on the attachment.

Itīs the latest instance of sickening social engineering as virus writers prey upon topical and occasionally disturbing incidents to make their attachments appeal to curious minds.

The Asian tsunami, the war in Iraq and also the 9/11 attacks on New York saw similar social engineering attempts.

According to UK email security firm MessageLabs the email appears as a mocked-up html newsletter from CNN with the subject line īTERROR HITS LONDONī.

The senderīs email address appears as [email protected]. Although that address could easily have been spoofed, the domain is not an official CNN domain and is registered to a firm in Florida.

The email asks recipients to īSee attachments for unique amateur video shotsī.

The file name, īLondon Terror Moovie.aviī appears a valid film clip bar the typo in īmovieī, however after 124 character spaces there is the real .exe file name, though even this has been disguised as īChecked By Norton Antivirus.exeī.

When executed the attachment copies itself to /Windir/winlog.exe and modifies the Windows registry key HKLM/Software/microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run so that it runs automatically on start-up, according to MessageLabs.

The Trojan then uses the compromised PC and the SMTP servers which it is configured to use to send out large volumes of spam email.
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DogFishHead
12/08/2005 10:12 AM
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Lotīs of nasty stuff can get into via mail, but an .exe file? Jesus if you donīt block executable files (.exe, .com, .vbs, .vba, .pif, .bat, etc) from coming into your mail client then you deserve what you get.
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12/08/2005 10:12 AM
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Too late Iīm infected!!!

scream
Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:12 AM
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Jusī kiddin!

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12/08/2005 10:12 AM
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psy ops
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12/08/2005 10:12 AM
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Virus removal tool and or utility that will do this please?

I donīt belive in either virus letting, or hacking into others accounts.
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12/08/2005 10:12 AM
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DogFishhead: donīt sound so intolerant. Thereīs lots of people using e-mail who have not got a clue what an .exe file does. Show some compassion for once on your inferiors. lol
DogFishHead
12/08/2005 10:12 AM
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"Show some compassion for once on your inferiors."

LOL I know. It seems a shame that everybody is forced to be a computer security expert to just get email at home.

It shouldnīt have to be like that.
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12/08/2005 10:12 AM
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this: [link to mm.dfilm.com]

Is Not a virus.
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12/08/2005 10:12 AM
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???

Funny, my system didnīt like it.





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