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Bird flu Trojan

by Nikola Strahija on October 28th, 2005 The Naiva-A Trojan masquerades as a Word document containing information about the bird flu epidemic, all in order to fool Windows users into opening the maliciously constructed file.


Once executed, the malware uses two Word macros to run and install a second item of malicious code, Ranky-FY, onto infected PCs. Ranky-FY gives hackers the ability to control compromised PCs.

Infectious code normally arrives in user's email in-boxes as an attachment in spam email messages with subject lines such as "Outbreak in North America" or "What is avian influenza (bird flu)?".

The malware is not spreading widely and therefore poses only a modest threat. Anti-virus firms say the Trojan attack mounted by the Naiva-A Trojan illustrates the dangers of opening attachments in unsolicited emails.


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