Trend Micro Facebook TrendLabs Twitter Malware Blog RSS Feed You Tube - Trend Micro
Search our blog:

  • Recent Posts

  • Calendar

    October 2014
    S M T W T F S
    « Sep    
     1234
    567891011
    12131415161718
    19202122232425
    262728293031  
  • About Us

    In Greek mythology, the Hydra was serpent-like creature that possessed many heads. Chopping one of its many heads was a poor way to kill the beast-whenever you decapitated a single head, two grew back in its place. Just imagine how the Greek hero Hercules was frustrated when he fought with the beast. Still if he were living in today’s modern world where he had to contend with spammed and mass-mailed malware instead of mythical beasts, he’d be equally frustrated as well.


    TROJ_ZLOB is a modern-day Hydra. This malware has become infamous for being downloaded by unsuspecting users from websites that promise fast and reliable codecs for media players. Once again, two new bogus websites have turned up, each of them hosting a new variant of the malware: TROJ_ZLOB.CCG and TROJ_ZLOB.CDA. Just like their brethren, these new variants pose as codec installers that can be downloaded from these legitimate-looking websites: videosaccess(dot)net and goldcodec(dot)com.




    It is advised that you do not visit these websites. These websites do not contain any codec installers at all. Rather, the files that they are offering you for download are nothing more but TROJ_ZLOB variants.





    Share this article
    Get the latest on malware protection from TrendLabs
    Email this story to a friend   Technorati   NewsVine   MySpace   Google   Live   del.icio.us   StumbleUpon




    Comments are closed.



     

    © Copyright 2013 Trend Micro Inc. All rights reserved. Legal Notice