This Valentines day, play safe

Valentines day is here and so is the prospect of PC onslaught by Storm worm trojan. As per the warnings issued by various security agencies , Storm worm trojan is continuing on its holiday-themed onslaught. The trojan was first seen in fake Christmas and New Year’s mail messages – with a huge wave of ” love” notes that seek to deliver a poison kiss to the recipient’s PC in the form of malicious code.

I love you

Network World writes The Storm Worm virus has capitalized on various holidays in the last year by sending millions of e-mails advertising an e-card link within the text of the spam e-mail. Valentine’s Day has been identified as the next target.Such email directs the recipient to click on a link to retrieve the electronic greeting card (e-card). Once the user clicks on the link, malware is downloaded to the Internet connected device and causes it to become infected and part of the Storm Worm botnet. A botnet is a network of compromised machines under the control of a single user.

Trojan messages

TrustedSource has released a new tool called StormTracker, this tool can be found on the website of TrustedSource.org research portal. The tool automatically updates on real time basis the most active web proxy IPs and domains associated with Storm.

All in all, have a great Valentines day but as they say ” play safe ” .

Also read:

SVCHOST.exe and the mystery behind it.

Computer Viruses: How do they work?

How does Email Scanning Work?

Top 3 FREE Antivirus Applications

Anti Spyware Applications: Here goes the ranking. 🙂

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