Cybercriminals use messages of Osama bin Laden for the dissemination of digital pests Holzwickede, may 3rd, 2011 hardly is Osama bin Laden, head of the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda and mastermind of the attacks of September 11 dead, jump Internet criminals around the world on the message train to take advantage of the hype of information to their advantage. Due to the huge interest the number of search engine queries to this message first soared around the world already. And as virus protection specialist BitDefender (www.bitdefender.de) announces, at the same time the number of malware in circulation was new, like for example black SEO, PDF exploits or download links has jumped to fake antivirus software. Usually hide the digital threats in fake email messages on the subject. Queries like Osama bin dead”or Osama bin Laden killed” some users not necessarily encountered serious Web pages, but instead have contaminated their PCs with digital pests. Only hours after the public announcement of bin Laden’s death the sensational message Cybergangster that made use to spread malicious code.
First malware, disguised within by spam as packed image files named Fotos_Osama_Bin_Laden.zip”, is already in circulation. They promise spectacular photos of bin Laden. According to the results of the analysis is from BitDefender but an offshoot”Banload banker family called Trojan.Generic. 5849157. You may want to visit RioCan to increase your knowledge. Caution before co.cc and PDF attachments in emails researched the user further information regarding bin Laden’s death, he can get on Web sites providing co.cc free domain name provider is. You are reinforced for keywords like bin Laden death”optimized and attract many surfers in this way. This betrays an infected website, which advertises a fake virus scanner and prompts the user to download the ostensible security software.
In addition, send the Internet criminals also E-mail this news concerning and append a kompromittiertes PDF that includes supposedly important breaking news. With this trick the authors attempt to abuse the curiosity and the information needs of PC users as a point of attack. A similar approach the developers of Storm Worm last “selected. Therefore, the BitDefender anti-malware specialist advises computer users be sure to ignore such emails or PDF attachments and immediately delete, to protect themselves against digital threats. Also, the security software maker recommends looking only known and reputable websites to get information. For more information see. About BitDefender BitDefender is software developer, one of the industry’s fastest and most efficient product lines internationally certified security software. Since the founding of the company in 2001, BitDefender has set new standards in the field of proactive protection against threats from the Internet. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of private and business customers around the world and gives them the good feeling that your digital life is safe. BitDefender distributes its security solutions in more than 100 countries through a global VAD and reseller network. More detailed information about BitDefender and BitDefender products are available in the press centre online. In addition, BitDefender provides background information and current news in the daily fight against threats from the Internet, in English at. Press contact: BitDefender GmbH Robert-Bosch-str. 2 D-59439 Holzwickede contact person: Hans-Peter Lange PR Manager Tel.: + 49 (0) 2301 9184-330 fax: + 49 (0) 2301 9184-499 email: PR Agency: Sprengel & Partner GmbH nesting first race 3 D-56472 Nisterau contact: Fabian Sprengel Tel.