Gossip spam installs botnet trojan

June 24, 2008

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As we reported yesterday we now see a lot of spam messages with subject lines related to current events. Many of these spam messages contain links to sites that installs a trojan which makes your computer to a spam sending monster. The blog I got Spam? reports that the sites (for example a bogus Porntube which is the adult version of Youtube) is hosted on a number of hacked servers. When someone clicks on the link a pop-up is displayed, telling the user to install an Active-X control which installs the trojan that welcomes you to the Storm Worm botnet. This weekend this botnet was responsible for sending over 8 million spam messages in 24 hours.

F-secure also reports about these spam messages on their blog.

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