A rather industrious piece of malware that - among other things - paves the way for other malware by disabling AV solutions and software update modules has been spotted spreading via several Instant Messaging applications (ICQ, Skype, GTalk, Pidgin, MSN, YIM) and Facebook: The victims receive a message from an unknown user, offering a link to a funny or interesting video.
ACAD/Medre.A, a worm that steals AutoCAD drawings and sends them to remote servers, was recently discovered infecting a great number of computers in Peru and some other Latin American countries.
Duqu and Flame are not the only pieces of malware interested in grabbing AutoCAD files, says ESET researcher Righard Zwienenberg.
A worm posing as a JPG image has seemingly been spotted propagating on Facebook and through various IM applications.
While the volume of spam messages is falling, the number of messages containing malicious attachments increased, meaning that spam is growing more dangerous even as it becomes less prevalent, according to a Bitdefender study.
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