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Malware Poses as Faux Adobe Flash Update

Cybercriminals are perpetrating a spam campaign by sending out emails with malicious attachments containing a Pony downloader that uploads a Zeus Trojan to victim machines while also leading users to a number of compromised domains housing fake Adobe Flash Player updates in order to dupe the unsuspecting in to installing a variety of malware strains on their computers.

Fake AV Business Alive and Kicking

By Vyacheslav ZakorzhevskySince June 2011 we have seen a substantial decrease in the number of fake antivirus programs. Right now we are observing 10,000 daily attempts to infect users with Trojan-FakeAV; back in June the figures were 50-60,000.

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