'High risk' malware poses as Symantec update
Security watchers yesterday warned internet users to be on their guard against a “high-risk” malicious email that appears to be a Symantec virus advisory, but actually contains a payload designed to disable anti-virus updates.
The email has a spoofed from address that aims to fool unwary recipients into believing that the message is from Symantec's Norton Anti-Virus division. The message claims that the user's machine is infected with a virus called w32.aplore@mm and directs the user to a "cleaner" link that will eliminate the infection. News - IT Security News - SC Magazine UK
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