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Red Condor Warns of Spoofed Facebook Blended Threat Email

Rohnert Park, Calif. -- Email security experts at Red Condor have identified a second email threat in as many days posing as a message from Facebook administrators. Unlike the first threat identified October 27, 2009, today’s email is a blended threat that includes both a phishing scam and a notorious “banking Trojan” virus. A link within the spam email takes users to a spoofed Facebook login page requesting the user’s Facebook account information. After entering their credentials, users are then prompted to download “updatetool.exe” which is a Zbot Trojan variant. At the time Red Condor detected the threat, only one-third of anti-virus engines had detected it.

According to Red Condor’s security experts the spoofed Facebook login page is fairly sophisticated and uses www.facebook.com in the sub-domain portion of the malicious URL. As a result, people with small screen resolution or small browser windows/address bars size might think they are actually on Facebook’s login page. The Trojan associated with this threat installs a sophisticated “banking Trojan” that is known to scour the infected hard-drive for personal banking information and various login credentials, as well as perform key logging and other nefarious activities.

Datum: 05 November 2009
Bron: Press release Red Condor

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