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More IE7 Beta spam/malware

http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2768

A new wave of "Internet Explorer 7.0 Beta" spam is currently being reported. All links to an "update.exe" file, which is hosted on various URLs. The e-mail message is adopting spam methods by "hiding" the image link among chunks of text copied from web sites.

Characteristics:
From: admin@microsoft.com
Subject: Internet Explorer 7.0 Beta

URL:
we have seen these so far (but there are likely many more):
httx://xoozee. cd/update.exe
httx://merzingo. cd/update.exe
httx://endfriends. cd/update.exe
httx://netdesks. cd/update.exe
httx://pleasedostock. hk/update.exe
httx://wordcasts. cd/update.exe
httx://abyssrecycling. co.uk/images/update.exe
httx://accentstaffing. com/images/update.exe
httx://bcweblist. com/images/update.exe
httx://actorsandactresses. co.uk/images/update.exe
httx://mikelike .cd/update.exe
Full name
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
 
 
Here's another link.
httx://dynaplastt.com/images/update.exe

Now, who's going to be the brave person to run the .exe file and tell us what it does?
Stephen Jones Send private email
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
 
 
It installs IE7

Wednesday, May 09, 2007
 
 
Not a milliliter of skepticism runs through your veins dear blank. Blessed are the pure in heart for ......
Stephen Jones Send private email
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
 
 
I'm a different blank, but....

I think it's that thing called a "joke", where the humour is in the insinuation that IE7 is, in fact, malware.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007
 
 
-----"I think it's that thing called a "joke", where the humour is in the insinuation that IE7 is, in fact, malware.
"-----

How could anybody think that of such a respectable company as Microsoft. That nice Mr. Balmer would be most upset.
Stephen Jones Send private email
Thursday, May 10, 2007
 
 

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