Application security, Malware, Phishing

Zeus faked as H1N1 alert

The latest Zeus malware campaign is taking the form of emails claiming to originate from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a post Wednesday on the SANS Internet Storm Center. The messages contain a subject referencing the H1N1, or swine flu, vaccination program. If users follow a link purporting to lead to a website where users can create a "vaccination profile," they are infected with the perilous trojan, also known as Zbot. Previous phishing ploys claimed to come from MySpace, Facebook, the IRS, Microsoft, the U.S. Social Security Administration and Verizon Wireless — DK

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