Malicious Website / Malicious Code: Fake McAfee Patch
Websense® Security Labs™ has received reports of an email scam disguised as a patch for McAfee products. Users receive a spoofed email message instructing them to click on a link to immediately download and install a patch from McAfee. This patch claims to address a virus that does not exisit. The link in the email takes users to a fraudulent website, that appears to be the legitimate McAfee security site.
The patch hosted on this page is actually a Trojan downloader. The malicious site is hosted in the United States and was online at the time of this alert. Websense® - Security Labs Alert: Fake McAfee Patch
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