'Anti spyware' Trojan hits 100,000 UK firms

An email claiming to originate from an antispyware company is being used to spread a new Trojan downloader, security experts warned today.

BlackSpider Technologies said that the email is a classic example of social engineering.

It purports to come from the customer service department of a legitimate anti-spyware company confirming a subscription to one of its products and the deduction of 79.39 from the recipient's credit card account.

The email goes on to claim that the attachment contains the detailed invoice, but it actually contains the Downloader.Bancos Trojan which can be used to download new malware onto the PC. 'Anti-spyware' Trojan hits 100,000 UK firms - Personal Computer World

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