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F-Secure victim of Trojan hoax e-mail

Internet users are being warned about a new Trojan horse in the wild that is disguised as an e-mail message from internet security company F-Secure.

Internet users are being warned about a new Trojan horse in the wild that is disguised as an e-mail message from internet security company F-Secure.

The message comes with an attachment, and with various headers such as: "Firefox Browsing Problem," "Mozilla Browsing Problem," or "Website Browsing Problem."

The Trojan was first reported by F-Secure rival Sophos, which said Helsinki-based F-Secure had “done nothing wrong” in relation to the Trojan’s appearance.

Graham Cluley, Sophos senior technology consultant, said, “F-Secure are the unfortunate victims of internet criminals using their name as a disguise in an attempt to spread malware.”

If the attachment is opened on the rogue e-mail, the Trojan will disable anti-virus and other security software, and open a backdoor for remote hackers to gain access to infected systems.

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