'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 [email protected] and directs the user to a "cleaner" link that will eliminate the infection. News - IT Security News - SC Magazine UK

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 20th April 2006 9:39PM