A Look Deep Inside the Scareware Epidemic

2009-11-18T14:48:10
ID THREATPOST:7D1525149DE6205A12495961487D9FF3
Type threatpost
Reporter Ryan Naraine
Modified 2018-08-15T14:08:00

Description

Kaspersky Lab malware analyst Vyacheslav Zakorzhevsky has written an in-depth article describing the scareware (fake anti-virus) epidemic. The article touches on the common distribution techniques, the tricks used to scare users into paying fraudsters for a removal tool and the way code generators are being used to create these malicious programs. It also provides some infection statistics and some practical protection advice. Read the full article [viruslist.com]