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New Spybot.AKB Worm Spreads Across Peer-to-Peer Networks and Email According to PandaLabs - Spybot.AKB uses Google, Twitter, Amazon, Hallmark and Hi5 as lures
New Spybot.AKB Worm Spreads Across Peer-to-Peer Networks and Email According to PandaLabs

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain, 2010/02/19 - Spybot.AKB uses Google, Twitter, Amazon, Hallmark and Hi5 as lures.

   
 
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PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, has detected a new worm, Spybot.AKB. It spreads using Peer-to-Peer (P2P) programs by copying itself to the usual shared folders with different names, and also via email. What’s new about Spybot.AKB is the way it tricks users, spreading under the guise of an invitation to join social networks like Twitter and Hi5, or in an email that appears to be from Google, replying to a job application. Another new feature is the way it installs on computers, passing itself off as a Firefox security extension.

Email subjects of what a recipient could receive include examples such as:

• Jessica would like to be your friend on hi5!
• You have received A Hallmark E-Card!
• Shipping update for your Amazon.com order 254-71546325-658732
• Thank you from Google!
• Your friend invited you to twitter!

Once installed, Spybot.AKB redirects browsers to different websites if the user launches a search with any of the following words:
A: Airlines, Amazon, Antivir, Antivirus.
B: Baseball, Books.
C: Casino, Chrome, Cialis, Cigarettes, Comcast, Craigslist, Credit.
D: Dating, Design, Doctor.
E: Explorer.
F: Fashion, Finance, Firefox, Flifhts, Flower, Football.
G: Gambling, Gifts, Graphic.
H: Health, Hotel.
I: Insurance, Iphone.
L: Loans.
M: Medical, Military, Mobile, Money, Mortgage, Movie, Music, Myspace.
O: Opera.
P: Pharma, Pocker.
S: School, Software, Sport, Spybot, Spyware.
T: Trading, Tramadol, Travel, Twitter.
V: Verizon, Video, Virus, Vocations.
W: Wallpaper, Weather.

It also takes a series of actions to compromise the security level of infected computers, adding itself to the Windows firewall list of authorized applications, and disabling the Windows Error Reporting service and the User Access Control (UAC).

More information is available at the Panda Security Encyclopedia.

 
 
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