Google Groups used to spread rogue anti-virus

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Cybercrooks are leveraging Google Groups to spread malicious links leading to rogue anti-virus programs, according to researchers at security firm eSoft. Victims receive an email alleging they need to update their email settings. A link contained in the message's body directs users to a Google Groups page that contains a link to a trojan that downloads and installs a cocktail of fake anti-virus programs, known as scareware, which are designed to trick users into believing their PCs are infected so they will cough up money to buy bogus protection. — DK
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