NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, September 1, 2005

"Hurricane Katrina" spam message downloads trojans Posted by Mikko @ 19:54 GMT

We've received some reports from people who have received a spam message with subject fields like "Katrina killed as many as 80 people".

The message seems to contain a news article on the devastation caused by hurricane Katrina:

katrina spam

However, if you follow the "Read more" link, you end to a website called "nextermest.com":


This site is just a placeholder, which will refresh to a page that tries to download the Trojan-Downloader.JS.Small.bq malware to the computer.

Avoid the site. Abuse messages have been filed for it.