Manuel Diaz Sampedro Department

January 25th, 2013

Cybercriminals trying to take advantage of the new social network from Google, called Google +, they have not taken a long time and have been working hard to circulate false invitations (new social network requires at the moment be invited).Company security and Kaspersky antivirus has detected sending false invitations to take part in Google + containing malicious links, as we read through a statement posted on the web site of Kaspersky. Fabio Assolini, Kaspersky Lab security expert, believes that we are faced with a case of malware, Trojans banking in particular, using false invitations to the social network Google + that will soon be launched to steal data from victims. Currently we have detected one aimed at Portuguese-speaking people. As we can read in the release of Kaspersky false invitation invites you to click on the link. redirectme.NET. the link redirects to a very common banking Trojan of Brazil, a file. cmd hosted on Dropbox and the motor heuristic Kaspersky Lab already detected. The previous message offers the possibility for the victim to send the invitation to 15 friends, but this fake malware intends to collect the names and addresses of e-mail of new victims.

Both Google and Dropbox have been already alerted about the malicious file, although it is again revealed that there is always a period of time in which people with few scruples can act with some impunity and take advantage of the number of unwary that they may fall into the trap of shift. Now it is difficult to have an estimate of the number of affected users, but taking into account the speed of propagation of this type of fraudulent actions, we can be sure that more than one will be repenting of having accepted what at first seemed a simple and attractive invitation to what may be the next social network of fashion. It is worth remembering, therefore, that we must always exercise caution with messages of dubious origin, since the attackers increasingly better do their job and sometimes even the most cautious and conscious users can end up being victim of a hoax. Audea, of the Manuel Diaz Sampedro Department of management of the safety information

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