By Robert McMillan
Just weeks after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission shut down two companies accused of selling fake antivirus software, a new player has moved into the market, aided by glitches in the Microsoft and U.S. Internal Revenue Service Web sites.
Over the past four days the scammers have used so-called redirector links on Web sites belonging to magazines, universities and, most remarkably, the Microsoft.com and IRS.gov domains, said Gary Warner, director of research in computer forensics with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who first reported the activity on his blog Tuesday.
"More government shadow operations that are designed to "SPY" on the American people for whatever reason they "JUST US"fy using "THEIR" surveillance operating system (OS) Microsucks etc.
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The rootkit, known by a variety of names -- including TDSS, Tidserv and TDL3 -- was blamed by Microsoft last Friday for causing Windows XP PCs to crash after users applied the MS10-015 security update, one of 13 Microsoft issued a week ago.
[Update: Windows Seven Siins]
[Using software updates to spread malware] THE BIG DUHHHHHHHHHHHH!
[Hacker named to Homeland Security Advisory Council]
[Microsoft Investigating Forced Silent Windows Updates; THE BIG DUHHH!]
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