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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Storm Trojan malware still going strong

The Storm malware, which first appeared in January of this year, is showing no signs of slowing down just this week reinventing itself as a website membership confirmation message. It is designed to infect as many end user systems as possible.

Storm started off attached to junk emails bearing provocative news headlines, later moving on to fake greeting cards notifications and advertisements for salacious photographs.

The scam has the user to log into the site in question to change their temporary login details. When accessed, the site attempts to load malicious code onto the user's system via a WinAmp exploit as well as asking the user to download the Storm Trojan under the name applet.exe

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