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Bhutto murder used to spread malware
The Register ^ | 12/28/2007 | John Leyden

Posted on 12/28/2007 8:23:00 PM PST by snarkpup

Malicious JavaScript pushes Trojan

Virus writers are exploiting morbid curiosity about the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's to spread malware.

Surfers searching for video footage of the suicide attack that killed Bhutto and at least 21 others on Thursday are liable to find malware posing as video clips that attempts to trick users into running malign ActiveX controls. The malicious downloaded file is detected by Symantec as the Emcodec-Trojan.

(Excerpt) Read more at theregister.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: bhutto; malware; trojan; video

1 posted on 12/28/2007 8:23:02 PM PST by snarkpup
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To: snarkpup

AKA Sunroof-Trojan


2 posted on 12/28/2007 8:26:52 PM PST by jdm
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To: snarkpup

Oh for crying out loud.


3 posted on 12/28/2007 8:36:39 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: snarkpup

Exploiters are the scum of the earth.


4 posted on 12/28/2007 8:36:40 PM PST by doc1019 (Rabbit and the Hare Fred 08)
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To: snarkpup

interesting...read my post #202 when this was first breaking..

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1944679/posts


5 posted on 12/28/2007 8:37:04 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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That was a heads-up post! I picked up some EVIL malware from wrestling sites while following the story of the wrestler that killed his wife and kid earlier this year. Still haven’t gotten rid of all of it.

There are some real creeps out there.


6 posted on 12/28/2007 8:40:56 PM PST by JennysCool (Merry Christmas!)
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To: JennysCool

gotta cover each others backs


7 posted on 12/28/2007 8:52:05 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: snarkpup

I got that. I was searching for a campaign sign I saw for HIllary when she ran for NY senator and a dog was peeing on it. When I typed in dog peeing on Hillary campaign sign in Google it went to a bunch of pages, I clicked on one and it turned out to be a porn site and I kept getting malware notices. My son had to FIX my computer for me.


8 posted on 12/28/2007 10:32:14 PM PST by buffyt (Free Border Agents Ramos and Campean before Christmas PLEASE! too late.............................)
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