Trojan blitz poses as credit card warning

UK businesses faced a barrage of 115,000 emails containing a new Trojan on Friday, 22 January before anti virus vendors scrambled out an update, according to email filtering firm BlackSpider Technologies. The Trojan downloader malware called Agent ADO comes in the payload to a message that poses as a warning about a user's credit card limits been exceeded.

BlackSpider detected the malware at 0910GMT, 20 January. But it was three-and-a-half hours before the first anti-virus vendor used by BlackSpider issued a patch, once again illustrating the shortcomings of conventional ant-virus scanners in fighting fast-moving virus outbreaks. Trojan blitz poses as credit card warning | Channel Register

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