Thursday, February 15, 2007

F-Secure : News from the Lab

A new spam e-mail has been seen in the wild taking advantage of Saint Valentine's Day.

It disguises itself as a Valentine's eCard notification. When you click on the link in the e-mail, it will redirect you to a page that asks you to install a fake Macromedia Flash Player (Adobe Flash Player).

This fake player is actually a trojan that downloads and installs a BZub variant onto the system. Both files are now detected as Valenavir.A and Bzub.HZ respectively using our latest database updates.

So, please be cautious in opening those Valentine's Day greeting cards.