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Software Package Supplied By Lenovo Contained Malware

November 19th 2008 in Uncategorized

Yep, yet another quality assurance/security procedure breakdown.

Via Cyberinsecure:


“The malicious file was identified by Microsoft as Win32/Meredrop, a Trojan dropper that is used to install and execute multiple malicious executables on an infected computer. Other anti-virus vendors are detecting the threat as a virus or a porn dialer.”

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Edit: BTW, it is Spaces and Hotmail – I haven’t seen the malvert at Skydrive yet.
Kimberley saw the first one, a malvertizement featuring perfectmatch.com:

I have discovered another malvertizement featuring IMIN – we have seen this advert several times in recent days in different places:

Details of hijack:
IMIN malvertizement undetectable using adopstoolshttp://www.adopstools.com/index.asp?page=quicklink&id=j5WPzf37aZeMUVbT
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