BitDefender warns against poison Valentine trojan

BitDefender Labs issued a warning today stating that new variants of the Peed trojan are being heavily seeded by use of spam e-mail with Valentine’s Day-related subjects and bodies. The messages have titles like “Happy Valentine’s Day” and contain executable attachments which are actually trojans.
The trojan is being sent in many slightly different forms (polymorphed) which makes detection and blocking difficult.
“Many companies have taken to blocking all “exe” attachments at the gateway, but home users unprotected by a solid antivirus software who click the attachment are still at risk,” declared Sorin Dudea, BitDefender virus analyst. “Hopefully, the lesson of not executing attachments has sunk in by now, but we won’t be able to tell until a couple of days from now.”

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