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The other threat is a phishing email that entices users to visit a website where they can download Windows 8 for free. Instead of a free OS, they are lead to a phishing site that asks for personally identifiable information (PII) like email address, password, name that can be peddled in the underground market or used for other cybercriminal activities.

 

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Figure 2. FAKEAV packeged as AV program for win8

 

As shown below, the malware displays a fake scanning result to intimidate users to purchase the fake antivirus program – just like your run-of-the-mill FAKEAV variant. What is different with this malware, however, is that it is packaged as a security program made for Windows 8.

 

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Figure 1. Troj. FakeAV.ehm scanning result

 

The recent launch of Windows 8 had people talking about this new OS. Naturally, cybercriminals are grabbing this chance to distribute threats leveraging Windows 8 and raise terror among users – just in time for Halloween.

 

We were alerted to two threats that leverage the release of this new OS. The first one is a typical FAKEAV. Detected as TROJ_FAKEAV.EHM, this malware may be encountered when users visit malicious sites.

 

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--< IMF/ASCU Team <--

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