Did you receive an email this holiday season from a kind-hearted woman who just wanted to celebrate Christmas by sending random strangers pictures of herself in skin-bearing bikinis? Free noodz from an anonymous hottie seemed too good to be true! And indeed, it was.
Sophos’ Naked Security reports that malware is currently circulating via screensavers of bikini shots landing in the inboxes of hapless Internet folks.
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Dockster is a recently discovered Mac-based malware program that functions as a keylogger, among other things. It’s also a trojan, which means it can hide on a host computer quietly recording every keystroke before it contacts a remote server for further instructions. Dockster is considered “low risk,” but it has been found embedded on gyalwarinpoche.com–a site dedicated to the Dalai Lama.
F-Secure confirmed the infection and reported that Tibetan sites appear to be frequent targets for similar exploits:
A new malware attack via Twitter’s direct messaging system apparently tries to lure unwitting users into clicking infected links that appear to go to a Facebook video. As Naked Security reports, the DMs are worded to provoke, using phrases like “you even see him taping u thats awful.” Many people will impulsively click at that point. This is what happens next:
Participating in Anonymous Ops can be more dangerous to Anons than they previously realized: one enterprising Anon may have recently used a DDoS attack to spread malware that could steal the bank information of his or her fellow hackers.