"a new settings file for" - receivedt it only by chance, or the first sign of a large scale A new se

Discussion in 'Anti-Virus' started by Gabriele Neukam, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Today I received a mail that had the subject "A new settings file for
    the (notmyownlocalpart)@t-online.de has just been released", which
    according to VT contained the downloader for a trojan horse.


    How many of you got them, too? Avira calls it a ZBot variant and says
    it will steal banking data, see

    Microsoft identifies it as FakeRean which is a fake/rogue "antivirus".

    Googling for the sequence of the first five words already provides a
    considerable number of hits, and none of the linked entries seems to be
    older than three weeks. Is this a new spamrun / attack of a certain
    malware group?

    Gabriele Neukam

    Gabriele Neukam, Oct 15, 2009
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  2. See Virus Guy's post about "Interesting example of social-engineering
    trojan hook"

    ....whatever that means
    FromTheRafters, Oct 15, 2009
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