Kaspersky warns over Osama death scam

By on May 9, 2011
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“Sweet! FREE Subway To Celebrate Osamas Death – 56 Left HURRY!” is a lie.

Press release:
Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, alertsFacebook and Google search engine users from Bin Ladin’s death video and news spam theymay be infected with.

Spammers were quite fast to reach both Windows and Mac users, and started to poisonsearches results in Google Images. Some of the search results are now leading users tomalicious pages, so when clicking an image in the results page, the user will be redirected toone of the malicious domains such as -antivirus.cz.cc/fast-scan/ or pe-antivirus.cz.cc/fast-scan/. Both domains are offering a copy of the rogueware known as “Best Antivirus 2011”. Thisrogueware is already detected by Kaspersky as Trojan.Win32.FakeAV.cvoo.

Facebook is now highly automatically spreading very attractive videos of the death of OsamaBin Ladin, while spammers are using this in addition to Clickjacking, Commentjacking andLikejacking as a hook to multiply the number of victims. The moment the user clicks on thelink, it is automatically posted on different profiles with the following message:”Sweet! FREESubway To Celebrate Osamas Death – 56 Left HURRY!” or “2 Southwest Plane Ticketsfor Free – 56 Left Hurry” and then a link to a short URL service (http://tiny.cc/). This kind ofmalware is not only spread on Facebook, but many other social medias like Twitter.

Kaspersky Lab’s advises all web surfers to keep their computers up to date with all the securitypatches, their antivirus is updated and if they do click on the links from Facebook and othersocial media pages, make sure that you don’t give out any important information (username,passwords).


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