As the London 2012 Olympics approach, cybercriminals are doing the best they can to ensure that they’ll profit from the event. In the past weeks, they've started relying on this topic to spread an interesting piece of malware.
Websense experts report that the malicious element is able to interact with social media websites such as Skype, Microsoft Live Messenger and Facebook, which it utilizes to spread to all the users in the victim’s contact/friend list.
Victims are led to believe that the URLs they received actually point to Olympics-themed content, but instead, they’re served a malware file that turns their computers into a botnet zombie.
The Trojan has been first uncovered
around one month ago by CERT Poland which means that most commercial antivirus software will have no problem detecting it.
For a technical analysis of the malware, you can check out the Websense blog.