Web Hosting News

  Home arrow Web Hosting News arrow An Old Trojan in New Clothing
Web Hosting Articles  
Web Hosting FAQs  
Web Hosting How-Tos  
Web Hosting News  
Web Hosting Reviews  
Web Hosting Security  
Weekly Newsletter 
 
Developer Updates  
Free Website Content 
 RSS  Articles
 RSS  Forums
 RSS  All Feeds
Write For Us 
Contact Us 
Site Map 
Privacy Policy 
Support 
 USERNAME
 
 PASSWORD
 
 
  >>> SIGN UP!  
  Lost Password? 
WEB HOSTING NEWS

An Old Trojan in New Clothing
By: Terri Wells
  • Search For More Articles!
  • Disclaimer
  • Author Terms
  • Rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars / 7
    2008-12-10

    Table of Contents:
  • An Old Trojan in New Clothing
  • It's a Trap!
  • Killing the Trojan
  • How Does Symantec Respond?
  • The Cat-and-Mouse Game

  • Rate this Article: Poor Best 
      ADD THIS ARTICLE TO:
      Del.ici.ous Digg
      Blink Simpy
      Google Spurl
      Y! MyWeb Furl
    Email Me Similar Content When Posted
    Add Developer Shed Article Feed To Your Site
    Email Article To Friend
    Print Version Of Article
    PDF Version Of Article
     
     

    SEARCH WEB HOSTERS

    TOOLS YOU CAN USE

    advertisement

    An Old Trojan in New Clothing


    (Page 1 of 5 )

    Computer security can trip up even enlightened end users. If you don't open email attachments, surf carefully, remember to keep your anti-virus software turned on and scan once a week, it still might not be enough. I know, because that's what I do – and I still caught something. Keep reading to learn from my experience.

    It started with some casual web surfing Sunday night. Suddenly, my computer rebooted for no apparent reason. I didn't think much of it at the time, because it came right back up, and I wasn't – as far as I knew – surfing a potentially dangerous web site. But once the system came back to life, I tried to start surfing again – and that's when the trouble began.

    Rather than taking me directly to my start page (Google), my browser displayed the following warning:

    “Insecure Internet activity. Threat of virus attack. Due to insecure Internet browsing your PC can easily get infected with viruses, worms and trojans without your knowledge, and that can lead to system slowdown, freezes and crashes.

    “Also, insecure Internet activity can result in revealing your personal information. To get full advanced real-time protection for PC and Internet activity, register your antivirus software.”

    “We recommend you to protect your PC now and continue safe Internet browsing.

    “Click here to get full advanced real-time protection and continue browsing.

    “Continue to this website unprotected (not recommended).”

    You'll note there's a grammar error in the third from last sentence. It's also worth noting that I got this message in both IE and FireFox. By the time I determined that both browsers were affected, I started getting a pop-up box (which continued to show up every 15 minutes). It displayed the following message:

    "Do you want to block this suspicious software?
    Name: Trojan.Zlob.G
    Risk Level: High
    Description: Trojan.Zlob.G is a trojan program that records keystrokes and takes screen shots of the computer, stealing personal and financial information."

    It even said that Microsoft Firewall had blocked the activity of the software, but could not remove it! Anyway, the alert featured three buttons: Keep Blocking, Unblock, and Enable Protection. The first two were greyed out, however, leaving only Enable Protection. Clicking that button, as it turned out, took me to the same web site I would have visited if I had clicked “Click here to get full advanced real-time protection and continue browsing” when the warning message came up in my browser.

    More Web Hosting News Articles
    More By Terri Wells

    WEB HOSTING NEWS ARTICLES

    - FreedomPop Offering Open Wi-Fi Service
    - Go Daddy Goes to India
    - Netelligent, Savvis Add New Canadian Web Hos...
    - World IPv6 Launch Happens Today
    - IT Teams Struggle to Keep Pace with Malware
    - Lulz Security Hacks CIA, Takes Requests
    - Apple Unveils iCloud
    - Rackspace Introduces Cloud Load Balancers
    - Amazon Offers Cloud Drive, Disses Music Indu...
    - New Android.Pjapps Trojan
    - Copyright Fight over Hurt Locker Downloads I...
    - Data Reveals Many Browsers Remain Unpatched
    - PandaLabs Report - What Happens to Stolen In...
    - Safari Books Online Review
    - Hackers Targeting Human Rights Groups

    Developer Shed Affiliates

     




    © 2003-2017 by Developer Shed. All rights reserved. DS Cluster - Follow our Sitemap