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 Post subject: Koobface sets sights on Google Reader
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:58 pm 
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Koobface sets sights on Google Reader

Accounts used to host attack videos

Shaun Nichols in San Francisco, V3.co.uk 10 Nov 2009

The notorious Koobface malware has started using Google's Reader service to spread further.

Researchers say that the new attack uses spammed messages that send users to the compromised pages on the Reader service. When the user clicks on a fake video embedded in the page, traffic is diverted to another site that attempts to run a remote exploit and malware installation.

Trend Micro senior security adviser Rik Ferguson noted that the attacks provided a slight variation on the Koobface attacks that surfaced earlier this year. The company estimates that some 1,300 accounts have already been compromised.
http://www.pcw.co.uk/v3/news/2252810/ko ... hts-google

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 Post subject: Re: Koobface sets sights on Google Reader
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:00 pm 
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Seen a couple of these myself. Gotten so used to Google's services being used and abused that it doesn't surprise me anymore ......

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