BitDefender Discovers New Malware Attack

Fake Windows patch has spam bot Trojan discovered in the luggage of BitDefender new malware attack cybercriminals use fear of current Microsoft vulnerability Holzwickede, August 13, 2010 hardly makes the recently discovered zero-day flaw in Windows 7 for excitement, take advantage of the fear of the user already for own attacks cyber criminals So are emails in circulation that applying a Windows patch, supposedly closes at once equal to 34 vulnerabilities. As security software maker BitDefender ( tells two different types of malware hide a spam-bot or a Trojan Downloader behind the alleged patch. The spam mail, which has touted the patch, is very professionally built to appear credible. If this has piqued your curiosity, check out Larry Ellison. It contains the first”a rousing confidence sender, namely the Microsoft security team. Second, the text attempts to frighten the recipient by the zero-day vulnerability and catastrophic for the system outlined, for example, a computer crash. “Finally the text of the message proposed also alleged solution PC users: two download links to the patch” can be downloaded.

“Two links two different threats of the first link wears the ending win.exe”. That followed the victim it infects your PC with a Trojan called SpamBot.CAL. Through this, the attacker will get remote access to the infected computer. True spam waves which will clog the mailbox of the victim are the result. The E-Mail recipient opts for the second download link, he installed a Trojan Downloader that on his computer. BitDefender identified them as Trojan.Downloader.Agent.ABFG. As the name suggests, this pest loads more viruses and worms. Updates and patches are never sent via E-Mail.

This should recall the user always in consciousness”, explained Sabina Datcu, virus researcher at BitDefender. To close Windows vulnerabilities, typically a corresponding Windows update reaches either “automated or via the appropriate Microsoft Web site as a download source.” For more information see. About BitDefender BitDefender is software developer, one of the industry’s fastest and most efficient product lines internationally certified security software. Since the founding of the company in 2001, BitDefender has set new standards in the field of proactive protection against threats from the Internet. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of private and business customers around the world and gives them the good feeling that your digital life is safe. BitDefender sells its security solutions in more than 100 countries through a global VAD and reseller network. More detailed information about BitDefender and BitDefender products are available in the press centre online. In addition, BitDefender provides background information and current news in the daily fight against threats from the Internet, in English at. Press contact: BitDefender GmbH Robert-Bosch-str. 2 D-59439 Holzwickede Contact person: Hans-Peter Lange PR Manager Tel.: + 49 (0) 2301 9184-330 fax: + 49 (0) 2301 9184-499 email: PR Agency: Sprengel & Partner GmbH nesting first race 3 D-56472 Nisterau contact: Fabian Sprengel Tel.: + 49 (0) 2661 91260-0 E-Mail:

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