Zidane bait for World Cup Trojan


Zidane bait for World Cup Trojan

Tash Shifrin

A malicious website designed to look like an official football World Cup site is distributing code that installs a Trojan horse on users’ machines, security experts have warned.

Websense Security Labs said the site carried a lead news item about France captain Zinedine Zidane’s head butt on Italy’s Marco Materazzi during the World Cup final. Unlike the official Fifa World Cup 2006 site, the US-hosted malicious site refers to Zidane as a “soccer star”.

Websense warned that visitors to any pages on the site could be infected with a Trojan downloader. The site used the "Web Attacker" toolkit, which allows hackers to install code that exploits users based on the type of browser they use, the security firm said.

The code includes one of five different variants and includes exploits for old and new vulnerabilities.

The malicious website comes hot on the heels of a World Cup themed worm that emerged in June. The W32.Worm.Zade.A worm sent itself out as a World Cup e-mail message.


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