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Spam Targeting BitTorrent Users Serve Trojan Malware

Spammers targeting BitTorrent users by sending millions of spam messages have started a new attack trend. The messages warn the reader that she/he is being logged using BitTorrent and provides an attachment apparently containing evidence, but it infects users with a computer virus.

Further, the e-mail that pretends to be sent from MediaDefender, an anti-piracy firm, uses the company's logo to appear genuine. In addition, it includes an attachment giving details of the infringed material but it is A Mytob worm that installs a Trojan and enables the attacker to compromise the user's computer.

Moreover, the fake e-mail warns that the sender has included an attachment reporting about the copyrighted music, movies and software downloaded by the recipient. It then advises the user...

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