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A New YouTube Malware Tool

A new hacking tool circulating on the Internet allows malicious users to create fake YouTube pages designed to deliver malware.

The said tool, detected by Trend Micro as HKTL_FAKEYOUT, features a Spanish-language user-friendly console that a hacker could use to create a pair of Web pages that look eerily identical to legitimate YouTube pages.

With a little crafty social engineering, unsuspecting users may be led to the first of the fake pages, INDEX.HTML. Here, users may be disappointed to see that they cannot view their video as they need a new version of Adobe Flash Player or some plugin or codec. A link is handily provided, and clicking the link leads users to the hacker’s file of choice, which could very possibly be something malicious.