NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, March 19, 2009

Skinny Guy Eats 53 Hot Dogs Posted by Mikko @ 15:17 GMT

YouTube is once again being used as a lure to spread malware.

Some clown is sending out e-mails such as this:


Unlike most of the other similar cases, this one does not try to trick the user into downloading and installing a Flash "update".

Instead, if you follow the link, this one actually uses a Java applet (complete with a fake signature) to push a variant of Parite to the machines.


The fake webpage runs on youtube.ikwb.com, the malware is downloaded from adobe-flash-player.serveftp.net.

Watch out.