A fake Lycos screensaver was distributed in emails on December 6th, 2004.


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The executable file attached to those emails was supposed to be the famous Lycos' 'Make Love Not Spam' screensaver that was attacking sites as advertised by spammers (this project is now closed). Instead, the file attached to those emails was a self-extracting RAR archive designed to drop a Perfect Keylogger components to a hard drive. Perfect Keylogger is an application to monitor what keys a user presses and to save this data to a file. The primary objective of such tools is to spy against users of affected computers.

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