NEWS FROM THE LAB - Friday, December 19, 2008

Your Computer is Under Investigation Posted by Response @ 07:03 GMT

A mildly amusing sample came in today.

The sample itself is a very simple Visual Basic application. When executed, the unlucky recipient is shown this message:


Clicking the "Warning" button will play an alarm sound over the computer's speakers. Clicking "FBI" will close the form.

The sample also launched the default browser and opened the page www.fbi.gov – the legitimate FBI website.

Other than that, it seems to have no malicious intent and may have been a prank.

Seems rather old-fashioned, considering today's more monetized threat landscape.

Response team post by — KM