A Trojan horse is loose on the internet trying to entice PC users with details of avian bird flu.
With blanket media coverage of the perceived threat of bird flu to humans, security software company Panda has warned that users could be tempted to open up a malicious e-mail attachment that purports to contain information about the flu.
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Once opened, the attachment unleashes a Trojan on the user’s PC which can automatically modify, create and delete files on the machine, and allow remote hackers to take complete control of it.
The threat has been given the Naiva-A Trojan moniker by Panda. This threat comes after numerous spam e-mails promoting the sale of the Tamiflu drug, which promises protection against bird flu in humans.