Spyware Sucks
“There is no magic fairy dust protecting Macs" – Dai Zovi, author of “The Mac Hacker’s Handbook"

Trojan Spreading via MSN Messenger

November 19th 2007 in Uncategorized

US-CERT is aware of reports of a Trojan spreading via MSN Messenger.  The Trojan arrives as a chat message that appears to contain an image file, that when opened, downloads and installs a Internet Relay Chat Bot. These messages may appear to come from a known contact.


Source: http://www.us-cert.gov/current/index.html#msn_messenger_trojan


Y’know, whenever anybody sends me a link or image or Wink or whatever via a chat client, I *always* respond with the message “hey, what did you just send me?” – it’s a good habit to get into. 


Update:


More info:
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9047878&source=rss_news50


“Once the Trojan horse has installed itself on an in-the-field PC — most likely a laptop — through IM, it can penetrate a corporation’s perimeter via VPN to infect systems in the business. “It’s after machines that aren’t running Messenger,” Lichtman explained, who added that to his knowledge, the VPN vector was a first.”


 


One comment to...
“Trojan Spreading via MSN Messenger”

Here it is… now we just wait and see if they respond, and how they respond… watch this space… Note that the ‘sent’ date and time is obscured to disguise my current time zone – you’ll understand why I do that if you read the article referenced, “Winfixer hide ‘n’ seek: explaining why some people […]

Previous Entry

This may be of interest to those of you who want to know what the malware being offered by deucecleaner via the advertisement on www.allmusic.com actually does to/on your computer…
http://research.sunbelt-software.com/viewmalware.aspx?id=2290409
Thanks Steven for the analysis [:)]

Next Entry

Archives