Hackers Released New E-Mail Spam

by Lee

A new email spam has been released during this past weekend. The topic of the email is about a fake video that shows a missile strike by the United States against Iran. This has been confirmed by various antivirus vendors.

The subject lines include:
-Missile Strike: The USA kills more then 20000 Iranian citizens
-USA Declares War on Iran
-USA Have Just Started World War III

The files that were attached have the filenames of either video.exe or readme.exe.

These viruses are minor variants of Trojan.Peacomm and W32.Mixor according to John McDonald of Symantec.

F-Secure, Fortinet, Kaspersky Lab and Sophos are some of the companies that have released updated signatures to detect this virus.


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Lee is a computer enthusiast and technology writer.

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