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July 29th, 2008

New Storm Worm Spam Campaign Mentions FBI And Facebook

New Storm worm (aka Dorf) campaign has been launched in order to infect Windows running PCs. The latest campaign is centered around messages related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Facebook.

Starting a week ago, the authors have renewed their attacks and published 3 campaigns within the last 8 days. As usual, this most recent Trojan is spread via an unsolicited email message spam that contains a link to a malicious website. This website contains a link, that when clicked, may run the executable file “fbi_facebook.exe” to infect the user’s system with malicious code.

The email subjects for the latest campaign currently include:

F.B.I. may strike Facebook
F.B.I. watching us
The FBI’s plan to “profile” Facebook
The FBI has a new way of tracking Facebook
F.B.I. are spying on your Facebook profiles
F.B.I. busts alleged Facebook
Get Facebook’s F.B.I. Files
Facebook’s F.B.I. ties
F.B.I. watching you

This latest campaign employs both domains and the IP addresses as links. The malware and spam messages changed very little even though the topics and websites were updated regularly.

Users should install anti-virus software, keep its virus signature files up-to-date and never follow unsolicited web links received in email messages.

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