Spyware, viruses, & security forum: NEWS - March 14, 2012

by: Carol~ March 14, 2012 7:57 AM PDT

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NEWS - March 14, 2012

by Carol~ Moderator - 3/14/12 7:57 AM

Fake online streaming service tricks users into signing a check in blank

From Bitdenfenders' Malware City Blog:

"Fake web player redirects users towards compromised html pages to steal credit card credentials"

Movies are the favorite pastime for a lot of people. With the advent of high-speed Internet, many movie aficionados turn from DVDs to online streaming, but sometimes, while hunting for the greatest and meanest movie titles, they might stumble upon digital traps, and the promise of a free of charge service might be deadly for the users' saving.

A simple Google search for good media players proved however to be a bad idea. Amongst the hits there was a site offering an online video player by the name of Web Player. The problem is that, despite the EULA and a multitude of identification data, this software is in fact a malicious piece of code (baptized by Bitdefender as Trojan.FakePlayer.B). And once installed, it asks users to log in with an email address and a password.

[Screenshot: EULA and login window of the fake Web Player]

Continued : http://www.malwarecity.com/blog/fake-online-streaming-service-tricks-users-into-signing-a-check-in-blank-1269.html

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