NEWS FROM THE LAB - Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine's Day Flash Posted by Elda @ 12:16 GMT

A new spam e-mail has been seen in the wild taking advantage of Saint Valentine's Day. Below is a sample of such an e-mail:


It disguises itself as a Valentine's eCard notification. When you click on the link in the e-mail, it will redirect you to a page that asks you to install a fake Macromedia Flash Player (Adobe Flash Player). This fake player is actually a trojan that downloads and installs a BZub variant onto the system. Both files are now detected as Valenavir.A and Bzub.HZ respectively using our latest database updates. So, please be cautious in opening those Valentine's Day greeting cards.

Make sure to patch your systems, get the latest database updates and enjoy your Valentine's Day!


PS – Our PC Wellness campaign has been updated. You can now use it to send Valentine's Greetings in English, Finnish, French, and Italian. It's Flash based. Install the legitimate Flash Player from Adobe here.