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Bredolab.Y Trojan spreading through Fake Email from Microsoft Updates

February 4th, 2010

Pandalabs spotted yesterday a bunch of nearly 3000 hits of email messages containing Microsoft Update KB910721 which seems to be a virus in an email attachment. The email projects itself to be from Microsoft Support Team containing Outlook recent update and the steps to install it. The fake security patch attached in the email is a zip file contains Bredolab.Y virus.

fake-outlook-update-email-attachment

If you run this file, the virus will get itself silently installed and also its bringing a friend in their family called SecurityTool, a Rogue Antivirus. Similar flavor of this kind had been got caught in the mid 2009 with the same KB article. One thing you have to stick it in your mind is that “Microsoft will never send you any updates or patches to your email”.

Courtesy: Panda Security

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