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Google Code Hosting Projects Misused to Push Malware

Security company McAfee alerts that cyber criminals have created a number of bogus Google Code projects that are being used to drop malware on unwary users' computers.

Security experts said that Google Code is a much-acclaimed service that software developers use to host and market their projects. But spammers' bogus projects publicize adult movies and encourage end-users to download malware from fraudulent video codecs. The video codecs are in reality password stealing trojans or other programs designed to seize the users' financial information to commit identity fraud.

Chris Barton, Research Scientist, McAfee stated that when trying to view the movies that are only linked pictures, users are diverted to a website tha...

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