Trend Micro Detects New Malware FAKEAV JS_AGENT.AOEQ
Trend Micro, an Internet security company, has forecasted during early 2010 that malware purveyors and other cyber criminals would devise more blatant and stubborn campaigns to deceive individuals and organizations to hand over their money during 2010.
Nick Black, Technical Manager of Trend Micro (Mediterranean Middle East and Africa) said that modern cyber criminals were creating new malicious programs and techniques with the aim to frighten Internet users to purchase bogus items and hand over their financial and other personal data, as reported by Tradearabia on January 25, 2010.
Black further said that the use of Internet across the Middle East was growing. Consequently, people there were being increasingly exposed to malware distributors' attacks.
The Trend Micro specialists point out that during 2009 alone, over 50 attacks related to FAKEAV were reported. Thus, it is evident that FAKEAV trading has escalated and cyber criminals have the potential to exploit it further.
However, to avoid FAKEAV-related attacks, Trend Micro suggests that users should block all domains, which are related to such malicious attacks. Furthermore, they should deploy up-to-date security software, while web-administrators should reset their File Transfer Protocol credentials.
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