Sunday, November 15, 2009

Symantec Uncovers Trojan Scheme Using Facebook

Symantec Uncovers Trojan Scheme Using Facebook: "The Trojan malware, known to Symantec as Whitewell, is being spread via e-mail through 'documents (PDF, or MS Office formats) containing exploits for known vulnerabilities,' Andrea Lelli, a security analyst with Symantec Security Response, wrote on a Symantec blog Oct. 31. The malware works by contacting the mobile version of Facebook and using its Notes section. By analyzing the Trojan's code, Lelli found that the Trojan will perform four different actions, depending on the notes' titles that are found."