Malware on The Tube

by admin June 21, 2007 at 3:02 pm

A good phisherman goes where the phish are — and that’s massively popular Web sites such as YouTube. And that’s exactly where two have been found.

Two security companies have sighted malicious files masquerading as videos on Google’s video-sharing site. Secure Computing Corp. this week reported a new “zlob” disguised as a video file on YouTube. A zlob is a Trojan that opens a back door into users’ computers.

When users clicked on this particular zlob, it bombarded them with ads. Secure Computing, which markets security software for enterprises and small businesses, said it’s likely that the ads would give way to malware.

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