Behold the power of botnets
Discussions about botnets in the security community are quite active these days. And there’s a reason: They’re out there and they’re very nasty. Here’s one in action that’s live today.
If you visit the site, they will attempt to run a WMF exploit (video of a related site by Suzi Turner here). If you are patched with the January 5 security update from Microsoft (or have decent AV protection) but still fall for clicking on the “Start” link, you will download a trojan installer, wusetup.exe, which sets up the machine to be controlled in a botnet (virustotal.com results for this trojan here).
The wusetup.exe loads files that turn your machine into a proxy server – you are becoming a member of a bot-net. Sunbelt BLOG: Behold the power of botnets
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