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March 31st, 2008

Storm Trojan April Fools Day Edition

A new e-mail spam campaign has been launched on the occasion of tomorrow April Fool’s Day. The responsible ones are the people behind Nuwar a.k.a. Storm and the e-mail, with a subject and a short body text like “Happy April Fool’s Day!” or similar, would have a usual, for Nuwar anyway, all-numeric-IP http link. Following that link brings up a page like this:

storm trojan image

If you wait those 5 seconds, it’ll try to download a file named funny.exe to your computer. If you click on the image, it will be kickme.exe. If you click on “click here” link it will try to download foolsday.exe. All of them are nothing but a new Nuwar virus variant and unless you need a new trojan on your machine, avoid April Fool’s Day e-mails from unverified sources.

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