0 Replies Latest reply on Jun 27, 2009 7:57 AM by HarryWaldron

    Malicious SPAM related to passing of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett

      :mad: Malware writers often use tragic and major news events to trick users into opening malicious website links, YouTube video links, or attachments. While McAfee has coverage in place, please avoid these types of email messages that are now actively circulating.

      Malicious SPAM related to passing of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett
      http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=6646
      http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=6658
      http://sanesecurity.blogspot.com/2009/06/michael-jackson-virus-already.html
      http://www.avertlabs.com/research/blog/index.php/2009/06/25/bad-news-oportunity- to-spread-malware/
      http://securitylabs.websense.com/content/Alerts/3426.aspx
      http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_132277.htm
      http://www.avertlabs.com/research/blog/index.php/2009/06/26/michael-jackson-news -affects-web-traffic/

      QUOTE: michael jackson virus already sad Well, it didn't take long for the "them" to abuse the situation did it? :(

      The spam email appears to offer a link to a YouTube video, but instead sends the recipient to a Trojan Downloader hosted on a compromised Web site. The file offered is called Michael.Jackson.videos.scr