BitDefender warns: spam wave threatens users ‘Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access’ Holzwickede, 01 February 2010 security expert warns BitDefender (www.bitdefender.de) currently before a malware threat, which is dangerous especially for users of Microsoft Office Outlook Web access. About a fake email link, the user should press, to inject a range of Trojans, viruses, and exploits on PCs and initiate the download of further malware. The PC user is then faced with a whole wave of threats. The Web Access user receives an E-Mail in which he is instructed to install several security upgrades. He could make the necessary settings via a link.
This link leads however to a fake Web page with Microsoft Office logos and prompts to download an .exe file, updated supposedly all security settings. Instead, more malware is downloaded without noticing the user there. UBS Wealth Management recognizes the significance of this. These include mainly following threats: spam-tsunami threatens Trojan.Spy.ZBot.EKF is one of the most active and most persistent E-threats. This was already massively spread during the wave of spam to the swine flu infection. ZBot injects malicious codes and manipulates processes of the Windows Firewall. The Trojan searches for sensitive data on the infected PC and waits for commands of its programmer.
Newer variants of this pest have bent in particular on Bankkonteninformationen and login information etc. and create screenshots of their desktops to get more useful information. Trojan.SWF.Dropper.E uses a vulnerability in the Adobe Shockwave Player. Here, he masquerades as Flash animation and installs more malware files. Also by this threat, there are several variants that install new types of malware. Similar to moves Exploit.HTML.Agent.AM. Also he has targeting vulnerabilities in Flash objects. This exploit aims to inject malicious code to the PC via Flash animation on Web sites. When an infected Web page is opened, the Trojan creates a specially crafted Shockwave-Flash(SWF)-Objekt, of the new malware is reloading. Currently, Exploit.PDF-JS.Gen is one of the most dangerous threats on the net. The exploit infects PDF files by exploiting different vulnerabilities in the JavScript engine of the Adobe PDF reader. Then, the exploit executes a malicious code on the affected host. The threat is the currently most dangerous E-threat in the current malware ranking from BitDefender (12.04 percent infection rate worldwide). To guard against such dangers, BitDefender recommends consumers follow any links in emails from unknown senders. In addition, a reliable security solution should be installed on each computer. Users who suspect a malware infection on your PC, can in addition with the BitDefender free check your system online scanner. See:. About BitDefender BitDefender is software developer, one of the industry’s fastest and most efficient product lines internationally certified security software. Since the Founding of the company in 2001 has used BitDefender new standards in the field of proactive protection against threats from the Internet. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of private and business customers around the world and gives them the good feeling that your digital life is safe. BitDefender sells its security solutions in more than 100 countries through a global VAD and reseller network. More detailed information about BitDefender and BitDefender products are available in the press centre online.