A new campaign initiated by cyber-criminals is making victims among unwary computer users that land on the wrong website. The new approach is yet another take in a multi-faceted rogue antivirus business and it tries to lure web surfers into installing malware on their computers.
The page tailored for Firefox® users
The so-called “security update” is actually a fake antivirus, detected by BitDefender as Gen:Variant.Kaze. The websites identified as being part of this scheme have suggestive names built around keywords such as Firefox, update and news and they are registered with free domain name providers. A quick IP check revealed that these websites are hosted in Canada.
The page tailored for Google Chrome™ users
BitDefender customers have been protected since the beginning of this campaign. If you are not using a BitDefender security product and you’d like to know whether your system has been compromised or not, you might want to run a 60-second quick scan available here.
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