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Massive “Storm Trojan” SPAM Surge

April 13th, 2007 at 10:00 PM (10 years ago) by Matt Freedman

There has been a recent surge in Email SPAM containing the Trojan.Peacomm Virus (also know as the Storm Trojan). This Virus comes as a attachment. Trojan.Peacomm is a Password-Protected Zip file, and, when opened, will install a Trojan Virus that will install itself as a System Driver and download and install malicious programs from various other computers on the Internet.

The Subjects of these emails are usually similar to these, but may change:

  • Worm Detected!
  • [UNABLE TO SCAN] Worm Detected!
  • [WARNING – ENCRYPTED ATTACHMENT NOT VIRUS SCANNED] Virus Alert!
  • [WARNING – ENCRYPTED ATTACHMENT NOT VIRUS SCANNED] Worm Detected!
  • Worm Detected!
  • Undeliverable: Virus Det
  • [ATTENTION – NON TRAIT? PAR ANTIVIRUS — WARNING – NOT VIRUS SCANNED]%s
  • Virus Detected!ected!
  • Virus Activity Detected!
  • ATTN!
  • Spyware Alert!
  • Spyware Detected!
  • Warning!
  • Trojan Alert!
  • Trojan Detected!
  • Worm Activity Detected!
  • Virus Alert!

The emails may be from the following names, but they may change:

  • Abuse Team
  • Customer Support Center
  • Customer Support Center Robot
  • Customer Support
  • Customer Support Robot

You can read Symantec’s Security Response here:

http://www.symantec.com/outbreak/spam-attack-zipped-trojan.html

So, keep your Virus Definitions up-to-date and don’t open any emails/attachments if you can’t confirm you know who sent it. If the email looks suspicious, DON’T OPEN IT! 😛

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