Storm Worm Attacking Blogs, Bulletin Boards, And Webmail


A variant of the well known and troublesome Storm worm is being used in a spam attack that is luring blog, bulletin board, and Webmail (Internet based email) users to connect to a malicious Web site, according to Dmitri Alperovitch, a principal research scientist at Secure Computing Corp.

A new component in the variant enables it to analyze network traffic on the infected computer and dynamically insert a link to the malicious site into text -- whether it's a blog post, a bulletin board entry, or an e-mail sent through a Webmail system, Alperovitch says. The users' text will contain their own content, along with the link and a note that lures readers to check out a Web site with "fun" videos or an e-card. Storm Worm Attacking Blogs, Bulletin Boards, And Webmail - Technology News by InformationWeek

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 1st March 2007 1:09AM