Saturday, April 4, 2009

Be careful of fake social networking websites

Malware Impersonates Classmates and Facebook Websites to Deliver Password Stealing Trojan

Websites designed to look like and Facebook are currently being used to distribute a password stealing Trojan. Some of you may remember the Spyforms Malware family from a previous incident involving Barack Obama spam campaigns. In this most recent incident, the malicious web links are still primarily distributed via spam e-mails. Once clicked, the victim is presented with a realistic looking Classmates or Facebook website.

The website contains a fake YouTube video, which prompts a dialog stating “Please Download correct Flash Movie Player! Installation: Double-click the downloaded installer. Follow the on-screen instructions!” and attempts to download a file named Adobemedia10.exe or Adobemedia11.exe.

Once installed, the Trojan intercepts network traffic in order to obtain ftp, icq, pop3, and imap passwords and then sends the data back to a server in a Hong Kong based ISP (HOSTFRESH). You may recall the last major Malware incident involving the Hong Kong based ISP, which was one of the providers involved in the malware distribution operation taking place inside of the Atrivo/Intercage network.

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