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Bush Lady

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Jul 25, 2004
Another one. This one was first posted on January 15, 2008

MySpace users are at risk from hacked profile pages that attempt to install malware disguised as legitimate Windows updates, warns McAfee.

"In this latest social engineering scenario an attacker sends a new 'friend request' to MySpace users. When the user clicks on the picture or name of their new potential friend, an overlaid image of what looks like a legitimate Windows 'Automatic Update' pop-up box is displayed,"...If the user clicks on this fake update request then the browser will attempt to download a "malware cocktail" that McAfee believes to consist of additional downloaders, several trojans and a remote administration tool that could provide hackers with access to a user's PC...
and on September 22nd.

Trend Micro was recently alerted to a possible malware detection triggered when visiting MySpace Web pages. According to reports, certain MySpace pages are being detected as Possible_HiFrm.

Possible_HiFrm is a heuristic detection noted for being effective in detecting malicious iframes and redirects pointing to most of the old and some of the recent Web threats. Possible_Hifrm is Trend Micro’s aggressive pattern used to detect characteristics common to iframes pointing to malicious web sites...Further analysis reveals the reported MySpace pages do contain malicious scripts that Trend Micro detects as JS_DIRESEX.A. This JavaScript is programmed to secretly connect to a porn site (hence the detection name) which pops up unexpectedly while the user is browsing...

Bush Lady

Thread Starter
Jul 25, 2004
This isn't related to malware, but it is sort of in the same area.

A Microsoft update is causing problems for Zone Alarm users, causing a complete loss of internet access.

The KB951748 update is the offending piece of software, which alters files relating to Windows networking.

Zone Alarm reportedly interprets this as a malicious attack and completely blocks all internet traffic in response...
I just picked up something else that may interest a few people

January 30, 2008
Storm's Creators Face a Storm of Their Own
By Andy Patrizio

American and Russian law enforcement agencies have finally identified the criminals behind the Storm worm, one of the nastiest pieces of malware to ever hit the Internet.

Now comes the hard part: arresting them


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