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Virus makers prepare for Saint Valentine's Day

January 29, 2009

Doctor Web notifies all users about a mass mailing of messages exploiting the forthcoming St. Valentine’s Day. The message contains a link to a web-site where a user is lured inito downloading of a malicious program detected by Dr.Web as Trojan.Spambot.4266 also known as Waledac.

When the user gets to the web-site, he is prompted to click on one of nice Valentine hearts and initiate downloading of the Trojan.

The aim of the virus makers is creation of another botnet. The Trojan file downloaded from the bogus web-site is updated regularly. However, new modifications of the Trojan are added to the Dr.Web virus database promptly.

As the St. Valentine Day draws closer, Doctor Web recommends all users to be careful and make sure that you know origins of a Valentine greeting you receive.

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