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Categories: Malware

From IDG News Service (Jeremy Kirk)
Twitter is suspending the accounts of some users whose computers have fallen victim to a well-known piece of malicious software that has targeted other sites such as Facebook and MySpace.
The malware, Koobface, is designed to spread itself by checking to see if person is logged into a social network. It will then post fraudulent messages on the person’s Twitter account trying to entice friends to click the link, which then leads to a malicious Web site that tries to infect the PC.  Read the full story [computerworld.com]

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From Zero Day (Dancho Danchev)
Researchers from NetQin Tech. are reporting on a newly discovered mobile malware variant (Transmitter.C) distributed through a modified version of legitimate mobile application. Upon execution, the malware attempts to automatically spread by SMS-ing hundreds of messages linking to a web site where a copy of it (sexySpace.sisx) can be found. Read the full story [ZDNet.com].

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As night follows day, malicious hackers are following high-profile news around celebrity deaths to launch attacks.

According to a warning from the U.S. Computer Emergency Response team, there are several spam campaigns, phishing attacks, and malicious code targeting the recent deaths of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett.

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Categories: Malware, Web Security

From IDG News Service (Robert McMillan)
Former Apple Macintosh evangelist Guy Kawasaki posts Twitter messages about a lot of different thing, but the message he put up Tuesday was really out of character: “Leighton Meester sex tape video free download!”
His message included a link that, after some further clicking, landed Kawasaki’s followers on a fake porn site where online criminals try to install a nasty Trojan horse program on victim’s computers. And in an interesting twist, the program attacks both Mac and Windows users.  Read the full story [computerworld.com]

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From IDG News Service (Stephen Lawson)
Alan Ralsky, a spam kingpin who was convicted of felony bank fraud in 1995, could face more than seven years in prison after pleading guilty in a stock fraud case involving spam messages that pumped up Chinese “penny” stocks.
Ralsky and four other individuals pleaded guilty on Monday, joining three others who had pleaded guilty earlier, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday. Cases are still pending against three other people, they said. The defendants were indicted in the Eastern District of Michigan in 2007. Read the full story [pcworld.com]

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Categories: Malware

From Websense Security Labs
Early last week, we posted an alert about a mass injection attack in the wild we named Nine-Ball. This attack compromised over 40,000 legitimate Web sites in an ongoing campaign. The scale of the attack was spotted June 2, 2009, and since then the campaign has evolved several times. In this blog we will provide further detail and analysis on the Nine-Ball campaign. Read the full post [Websense.com].

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