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#1 Winter Flower

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 10:29 PM

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August 27, 2007 (Computerworld) -- Hackers bent on spreading the Storm Trojan horse have changed tactics again and are now trying to dupe users into clicking on links posing as YouTube videos, security vendors warn.

Storm, a.k.a. Peacomm and Nuwar, is now spreading via e-mail that includes a link that appears to be to a YouTube video, said Johannes Ullrich, chief research officer at the SANS Institute, on the Internet Storm Center's blog this weekend. "The link looks like a link to YouTube, but actually points to a 'numeric' URL like old Storm variants," said Ullrich.

Placing the mouse cursor atop the bogus YouTube link will show a numeric IP address rather than the expected www.youtube.com, a good indicator of a scam attempt.

Recipients who click on the link see a message that claims the video is loading in the background, said Vinoo Thomas, a researcher at McAfee Inc.'s Avert Labs. Actually, said Thomas, "an embedded obfuscated JavaScript routine attempts a cocktail of browser and application exploits." If any of those exploits are successful, Storm gets dropped on the PC.

Over the weekend, Roger Thompson, a researcher at Exploit Prevention Labs Inc., identified the multistrike exploit package as "Q406 Rollup," a collection that has made the rounds since late last year. Similar to other hacker kits such as Mpack, Q406 includes a dozen or more exploits.

Storm's markers have become well-known for their skill at adapting their pitches to get users to open attached files or click on e-mailed links. Last week, a Symantec Corp. researcher said the group was "very adept" at creating persuasive messages. "They have a knack for latching on to the latest newsworthy events and capitalizing on the public interest in them," said Hon Lu. "And if no newsworthy events are happening at the time, then they will just make them up."

The Storm Trojan horse reportedly behind the summer's plague of malicious greeting card spam, and the machines it has infected -- by some accounts a massive botnet -- served as the launching pad for a huge wave of pump-and-dump stock scam spam earlier this month.


Just a heads up. It's 3 days old, so you might want to run a virus scan if you have been clicking on Youtube links in comments, emails or anything out of the ordinary.
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#2 Magedark

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 10:32 PM

I think I won't go to youtube for a while now o-o. That's kinda sad and scary.

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 11:17 PM

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I think I won't go to youtube for a while now o-o. That's kinda sad and scary.


That's going overboard. Just don't click on any links from your email. Visiting Youtube from your bookmark or by typing in the url bar is still completely safe.
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 06:02 AM

I think from now on users of MapleTip should emb the videos, so we don't get fooled by the url and get the virus... mush1c.gif
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 06:45 AM

According to this, this and this, Opera is the safest browser, with 0 known vulnerabilities. You can use that browser if you're paranoid, but it should be enough to just avoid clicking on shady links from someone you don't know.
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 06:58 AM

QUOTE(MrSweetFruit @ Aug 30 2007, 07:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think from now on users of MapleTip should emb the videos, so we don't get fooled by the url and get the virus... mush1c.gif



Just dont click on youtube links from members with 1 post. mush1k.gif

I dont think any of the more well known members would try and screw anyone else here with this fake youtube virus.
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 08:09 PM

Opera is currently my browser of choice, for its low memory footprint and security.

And browsing Youtube is perfectly safe.
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#8 MrMagicMan

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 08:55 PM

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pika-chu, pi pii pikachu.

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This has inspired me to make a new topic. Really.

Anyways, I use Firefox.

Plus, with the popularity of YouTube, I usually do check the link at the status bar of Firefox to see if it's a real YouTube link. Only go to sites that have youtube.com in it for a REAL YouTube vid.


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Posted 02 September 2007 - 04:34 AM

Thankfully, I use Opera and I don't browse Youtube or click on any links. Even so, it's despicable how the hackers use such ways to trick people.
Nothing to see here. Move along now.

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 08:25 PM

All of my e-mails are being sent quite a few youtube 'videos.' I never bothered to open them, because I thought it'd be some stupid video I wouldn't want to watch.

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 08:45 PM

wow! Thats very scary. I never get youtube links from my e-mail. but who ever did this, is stupid. I mean whats the point of doing all this?

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 01:37 AM

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 07:19 PM

Meh, just be careful and nothing should happen.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 07:57 PM

Thanks for the heads-up. . Ill be sure to watch out for anything suspicious in my email.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 08:04 PM

wow...fake youtube...hackers are getting smarter...and i have some youtube links in my siggy but they are just to actual music videos and a funny SNL skit...

wonder why people would open youtube links from random emails anyway???
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Posted 05 September 2007 - 07:09 AM

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wonder why people would open youtube links from random emails anyway???

People are easy to trick these days. They say things like "HEY YOU REALLY GOTTA WATCH THIS ONE, SOMEONE HERE REACHED LEVEL 120 WITH JUST 15 DAYS OF GRINDING" </randomness>.

Or with an other example; I'm pretty sure you'd like to have a free bandit which is level 62, because I quit. You just get my level 62 Bandit, with everything I had on it. Not naked, dexless, scrolled wagner, scrolled cape...
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 04:54 AM

Nobody should get paranoid of this. Just like scam sites, remember to do what your grandpa says, don't click on links from email from people you never know mush1k.gif
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#18 Narcotic

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 06:34 PM

Viruses disguised as links to ANY website are nothing new. Read what the bottom left of your browser shows before you click ANY link.


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Posted 01 October 2007 - 12:21 AM

Wow thats crazy.

Much thanks to an anonymous person (Faded) for creating the sig. ^^



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Posted 01 October 2007 - 04:46 AM

Some guy signed up for my forum the other day and I know it was a bot because it said

"Hello www.Kh2Forums.com"

Anyways, it posted a youtube link, and I was guessing it was something like this so I didn't clickith it. Yey for meh -.-
I came and left and came back again.




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