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New virus steals passwords from ICQ

June 20 2008
13:01

ICQ users are concerned about: the strange client added a contact lists. Number 12111 with name ICQ System added itself to the contact lists of users of ICQ and QIP in the group General. If this group the user was not, it will automatically appear. Been added, but has not been authorized, so is the list of offline contacts. On internet forums are full versions - viruses, hacker attacks. Users send each other warning, although many no longer respond to such messages, treating them as spam. Part of series have reported that after the mysterious appearance of 12,111 ceased to approach password "ICQ". All as one recommended: remove it from its list and change the password.

At the same time, LiveJournal («Living Magazine") was a victim of spamming. Prior to that, such problems were no less popular social network Odnoklassniki.Ru. Most often, the message contained a request for free to vote for a photo of a pretender to the title of "Miss Runet. Going by the modified address, the user sees a photo of the pretender and the feedback of people allegedly have already voted for her. But when you click on the link to "give a voice" site visitors are invited to download the video instead which is downloaded and samoinstalliruetsya virus program. As a result of an infected PC is used for sending spam.

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