Friday, December 28, 2007

Bhutto Assassination Malware ...

Cybercriminals wasted no time riding on the tragic and shocking news of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, as some AV and security companies discovered a number of malicious Web sites that came up on Google search results using the simple search term “benazir”. These sites attempt to infect users who want to know more about the unfortunate incident. One of the sites in question has an embedded malicious JavaScript redirect. The malicious script downloads a Trojan which in turn downloads more malicious files. There is even a host of other news sites and blogs taking advantage of this news. The malicious JavaScript is also embedded in other Web sites with a wide scope of topics and interests. There are many other sites that have been possibly compromised including MSN, BlogSpot, etc. Most AV products are detecting these files as malware already however but like always, be aware that it could go wrong somewhere.
It's a shame that such things happen on the back of other shocking news facts.