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Justin Bieber Virus Identified

A new virus is attacking Windows users with the guarantee of providing a video of teen heart throb Justin Bieber - however prospective victims, actually, aren't biting, as reported by E-Security Planet on April 1, 2011.

According to Paul Roberts, Threat Post's Researcher, the malware, which was christened as named Trojan.Bieber.FraudPack, was identified during the early part of April 1, 2011 and seemed to be circulating via malicious e-mail attachments included what was supposed to be a 'bootleg' live video recording of Justin Bieber performing his famous number 'Never Let You Go. He further added that, if a user opens the attachment, Trojan is installed on the system, which is attached to the rogue antivirus, botnet, and adware installations, as reported by E- Security Planet on April 1, 2011.

Robert further commented that, though, anti-virus experts say that, they're observing several evidence that the virus is being propagated, they've noticed some to any infections from it, as reported by E- Security Planet on April 1, 2011. Mikko Hypponen of IT Security vendor F-Secure also commented that, it's odd, no one appears that interested in viewing the video, thus the enticement or the video, as it were, is a flop and not just working.

Cybercriminals utilizing the attraction of the celebrity to scam innocent users into opening corrupt attachments is not a new phenomenon. Notably, an e-mail virus circulated during February 2001 by guaranteeing receivers pictures of tennis star and model Anna Kournikova. Later on, a Dutch programmer, Jan De Wit, confessed for developing that virus and ultimately was charged with propagating information into a computer network with the aim of causing harm and was sentenced to 150 hours community service.

Moreover, during June 2010, rumors were propagated around the internet regarding the death of Justin Bieber. Netizens who visited the concerned websites were directed to a website, http://foxnews.zzl.org. Netizens saw an article explaining the evident death of Justin Bieber, which actually was incorrect. As per the reports, the website tried to install malicious code on the users' PCs or systems.

However, the types of people who would really be interested in viewing Bieber in action are not the only ones who are being attacked. Rather, the virus infected e-mails are mainly reaching the parents of Bieber's fans, most of whom have already had all they can take of clean cut, mop top teen with the auto-tuned voice.

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