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World Cup virus goal: The PC

World Cup fever is on, however the event could be marred by a new trojan horse that poses as a match chart for the soccer event. According to anti-virus software vendor, Sophos, the Troj/Haxdoor-IN trojan horse has been spammed out to computer users in a message offering a free wall chart for fsoccer fans who wish to follow their favourite teams in the international tournament. PC users tempted into running the malicious program risk allowing hackers to gain access to their computer for criminal ends. So far, Sophos reports that examples of the emails have only been in German, but there was no reason to believe that hackers will not switch to using other languages to increase the pool of potential victims, it said.

ยป CRN Australia - Staff Writers - 08-05-2006

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