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October 15, 2008 / technocrawl

Red Alert ! Malware spreading via email claiming itself as a Microsoft patch

A Fake email that seems to be originating from microsoft as a security patch contains Malware in it. It was a Trojan named “Trojan.Backdoor.Haxdoor” that can allow remote attackers to execute files, steal credentials and can do what ever they wish to do with the box.

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The fake mailing includes a legitimate-looking PGP signature, as well as purporting to come from a real Microsoft employee ( Steve Lipner ).

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