Be aware of ‘Steve Jobs Alive!’ spam


The recent scammers’ attack, which was closed some days ago, has shown that they can go far when trying to fool PC users and infected them with malware. According to security experts, scammers have been using Steve Jobs name this time and actively spreading spam e-mail messages titled ‘Steve Jobs Alive!’ that all had a malicious link included.

Malicious link given in ‘Steve Jobs Alive!’ e-mail has been used in redirecting users to domain hosting a backdoor Trojan Downloader.Waledac.C and a dropper Trojan Trojan.Downloader.Bredolab.CZ. These Trojans not only let scammers to install other malware tracking users’ browsing habits or helping to rip them off (Personal Shield Pro, Total Security or Antispyware Pro 2009, Antivirus 2008). Theses scam have also been helping them to use victim’s PC as another node for a spreading of these scam e-mails.

We must warn that all news telling that famous Apple entrepreneur Steve Jobs is alive are faked, so please ignore such messages.  If you think that you may have been included in this scam, run a full system scan with a reputable anti-spyware program to catch Trojans that may have been installed without your permission asked.



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