Rogue AV Scam Hits ICQ Users
eWeek Security Watch, by Brian Prince
Kaspersky Lab has uncovered a rogue antivirus scam tied to ads on ICQ, an instant messaging program.
According to Kaspersky, pop-ups for a women's clothing company called Charlotte Russe that appeared when ICQ was fetching new ads. After ICQ shows a browser window, the browser pops up a message stating Antivirus 8 has found suspicious activity, Kaspersky Lab Senior Malware Researcher Roel Schouwenberg explained.