Phoney Microsoft mail causes concern

Friday, 8 April 2005, 1:54 PM EST

A phoney email purporting to come from Microsoft is installing Trojan software on computers around the world.

The mail was sent out by spammers and asks the reader to install a Microsoft update. It has a link to a realistic looking Microsoft update page but the file installed, named Wupdate-20050401.exe, turns control of the PC over to the spammer.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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