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Happy Valentine’s Day from the Storm Trojan

Valentine’s Day isn’t for another month, but that’s not stopping controllers of the Storm Trojan from using the holiday theme to trick users into downloading the malware.

A posting on the SANS Internet Storm Center Web site describes another wave of Storm emails with a subject designed to catch the recipient’s attention and an email body with a URL consisting of only an IP address. Once a user visits the Web site he is “served with a nice web page and a link to download an executable,” the ISC says — the same trick used in previous attacks. The user will see something like this:

Valentine Storm

The advice here is the same as always: Don’t click on URLs and email attachments from sources you don’t know and trust.

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