Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Fake media file snares PC users

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Islamabad, UK
    Posts
    88,507
    Mentioned
    1031 Post(s)
    Tagged
    9706 Thread(s)
    Thanked
    603
    Rep Power
    21474934

    candel Fake media file snares PC users

    Fake media file snares PC users
    3a1 - Fake media file snares PC users

    Almost 500,000 people have been caught out by a booby-trapped media file, says security firm McAfee. The fake file poses as a music track, short video or movie and has been widely seeded on file sharing networks to snare victims. McAfee said that the fake media file outbreak was the largest it had seen for about three years. Those running the fake file get bombarded with pop-up ads and risk compromising the safety of their PC. The fake file or trojan has been widely distributed on the eDonkey and Limewire file-sharing networks. The file has many names and is written in different languages to trick people into downloading it. The titles make the file appear to be music tracks, pornography and full versions of popular movies. Anyone downloading the trojan and trying to run it is asked to install a codec that will play the supposed media.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Hijr
    Posts
    152,763
    Mentioned
    104 Post(s)
    Tagged
    8577 Thread(s)
    Thanked
    80
    Rep Power
    21474998

    Default Re: Fake media file snares PC users

    Very Nice Info

    Thx

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •