Kaspersky warns on Bin Laden videos, news
Dubai, May 9, 2011
Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, has alerted Facebook and Google search engine users from Bin Laden’s death video and news spam they may be infected with.
Spammers were quite fast to reach both Windows and Mac users, and started to poison searches results in Google Images, a statement said.
Some of the search results are now leading users to malicious pages, so when clicking an image in the results page, the user will be redirected to one of the malicious domains such as -antivirus.cz.cc/fast-scan/ or pe-antivirus.cz.cc/fast-scan/, it added.
Both domains are offering a copy of the rogueware known as “Best Antivirus 2011”.
This rogueware is already detected by Kaspersky as Trojan.Win32.FakeAV.cvoo.
Facebook is now highly automatically spreading very attractive videos of the death of Osama Bin Laden, while spammers are using this in addition to Clickjacking, Commentjacking and Likejacking as a hook to multiply the number of victims, Kaspersky Lab explained in the statement.
The moment the user clicks on the link, it is automatically posted on different profiles with the following message:'Sweet! FREE Subway To Celebrate Osamas Death - 56 Left HURRY!' or '2 Southwest Plane Tickets for Free - 56 Left Hurry' and then a link to a short URL service.
This kind of malware is not only spread on Facebook, but many other social medias like Twitter, according to the statement.
Kaspersky Labs has advised Web surfers to keep their computers up to date with all the security patches, their antivirus is updated and if they do click on the links from Facebook and other social media pages, to make sure that no important information is given away. – TradeArabia News Service