Storm mails bring spoof World War 3 news

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Jul 10, 2008

US-Iran war story used as hook for malware barrage.

The Storm botnet has been spamming in force again in the past week, with its expected run targeting 4th of July celebrations in the US swiftly followed by a second campaign carrying news of a fictitious invasion of Iran by US forces.

The mails have hyperbolic headlines about the start of World War 3, large numbers of US troops in Iran and so on, and links lead to fast flux hosted websites offering a 'video' of the news story, which of course is in fact the installer for the attack.

Details, lists of subject lines and screenshots are blogged by McAfee here, Sophos here and Trend here.

Posted on 10 July 2008 by Virus Bulletin



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