Saturday, January 20th 2007

New trojan StormWorm plays off weather fears to get itself installed

StormWorm shows a disturbing new trend of malware authors- playing off victim's fears. Instead of using classic baits of sex or celebrity information, malware authors are using a hot news event to get people to click their links. Malware authors are sending emails with the subject "230 dead as storms batter Europe", which has a link to the storm worm where a news story ought to be. Security firm F-Secure says that the worm is just a variant of Small.DAM, but it definitely has an unusual install approach.Source: The Inquirer
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3 Comments on New trojan StormWorm plays off weather fears to get itself installed

#1
Grings
scum, they need hanging up by their testicles, now theres an element of cool to hackers attacking corporations etc, but things like this are targeting your average (and not necessarily pc savvy) home user, who will end up paying their local pc store silly money to remove them (or in people i knows case, getting me to do it for free)

assholes!
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I agree, but it shows that hackers (evil kind) and all that, are becoming more clever in their attempts to affect people. Always play it safe.
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