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Malware Attack Luring Users to Porn Video, Says McAfee

McAfee researchers have discovered a new attack by malicious users trying to lure people to a malicious site via a YouTube page containing adult content.

However, YouTube's service terms clearly prohibit posting of adult content and the company take off any content, which it considers inappropriate. But the attack does not involve posting of videos on YouTube; rather, the attackers have created a phony YouTube user account.

Hackers have used forum spam messages to take users to profile pages which offer video links hosted on another external site.

The user follows the link believing that the page will be hosted on a legitimate YouTube video but the link tries to exploit several browser exploits and fake codec attack. The fake codec attack asks user to download an addit...

» SPAMfighter News - 10-10-2008

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