January 25, 2011

Rogue AV Scam Hits ICQ Users

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.

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