From CSO Online:
E-mail Flooded by Storm Trojan
Jan 19, 2007
Malicious Trojan horse software claiming to provide information on topics like the deadly storms that have battered Europe this week has infected thousands of computers over the past 24 hours, security vendor Sophos warned Friday.
The e-mail tries to entice victims into clicking on the malicious attachments by offering reports on topics like "230 Dead as storm batters Europe," or "U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice has kicked German Chancellor," said Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant with Sophos.
The attachments have names such as "Full Story.exe" or "Full Video.exe." Once they are launched, these files install software that then waits to receive further instructions over the Internet, Cluley said. Unlike a worm, this Trojan software does not immediately seek out other targets to infect once it has been installed.
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