Phishing worm rips through MySpace

by admin December 5, 2006 at 7:50 am

Worm spooks site and tries to cash in on malware

MySpace users are being warned to be on their guard after security experts discovered a malware-infected video file designed to steal personal information from subscribers.

A worm has been embedded in a Quicktime MOV file which, when viewed using Internet Explorer, can enter the user’s PC as a JavaScript file (js.js).

The worm alters the user’s MySpace page to spread itself, and redirects any attempts to log-in to a plausible looking fake site.

“If your page has been affected you will see a strange blue navigation bar,” said Chris Boyd, director of malware research at FaceTime Communications.

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