Storm gang uses ‘4 July fireworks’ to spread Trojan

A widespread malicious e-mail spam campaign used the guise of the 4 July American Independence Day celebrations last week.

Using the promise of an...

A widespread malicious e-mail spam campaign used the guise of the 4 July American Independence Day celebrations last week.

Using the promise of an impressive video clip of fireworks, the spam was designed to steal users' private data, including online banking details.

The attack was the latest from the gang behind the Dorf malware, also known as the Storm worm, reported anti-virus software firm Sophos.

Users attempting to watch the fireworks video on a linked website were instead infected by malicious code.

Clicking on the "video" prompted Windows computers to download a file called "fireworks.exe", which Sophos says is the Troj/Dorf-BP Trojan horse.

More information from the Sophos website >>




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