Storm Worm evolves and continues spreading

Storm Worm (aka Peacomm), a trojan spreading by e-mail through socially engineered messages with infected files attached, has evolved. Its latest variants come with integrated rootkits that hide parasite files, registry entries and even active network connections. Some antiviruses cannot detect such kind of threats, so a rootkit detection and removal program should be used.

A storm in Europe is over now. However, it’s not a problem for Storm Worm makers. They added new thrilling e-mail subjects in order to trick inexperienced users into opening malicious attachments.

New subjects include:

Russian missle shot down Chinese satellite
Russian missle shot down USA aircraft
Russian missle shot down USA satellite
Chinese missile shot down USA aircraft
Chinese missile shot down USA satellite
Sadam Hussein alive!
Sadam Hussein safe and sound!
Radical Muslim drinking enemies’ blood.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has kicked German Chancellor Angela Merkel
U.S. Southwest braces for another winter blast. More then 1000 people are dead.
Venezuelan leader: “Let’s the War beginning”.
Fidel Castro dead.
Hugo Chavez dead.
President of Russia Putin dead
Third World War just have started!
The Supreme Court has been attacked by terrorists. Sen. Mark Dayton dead!
The commander of a U.S. nuclear submarine lunch the rocket by mistake.
First Nuclear Act of Terrorism!

Names of infected attachments are the same or very similar. Don’t open any of them! They’re highly dangerous!

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