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    It was pretty much inevitable that some malware group would use Halloween as a vehicle to infect even more users. Malware has a long history of exploiting this particular holiday for its social engineering tricks, all the way back to 1991 when the Halloween Virus showed up. That particular file infector was triggered every Halloween and was so named because it contained the string “Happy Halloween”. This was a proper old style virus well before the days of phishing, credit card fraud, spam, rootkits etc – it just spread.

    Needless to say the Storm network has morphed once more, not wanting to be left out during the Halloween festivities.

    The site goes under the title of “Dancing Skeleton” and the executable this time is called “Halloween.exe”. The site features quite an entertaining Dancing Skeleton game (complete with some good old festive exploits for good measure).

    Dancing Skeleton game

    As if that was not bad enough, the Russian Business Network has shown that there is truely no limit to their depravity, as they resurrected none other than Vengaboys’ “Boom boom boom boom” as background music to the said site. The file can be downloaded from http://www.{BLOCKED}woogiedancingbones.com/amore.mid

    Obviously avoid visiting this site completely and ensure that your AV products are up to date.

    Happppyyyyy Halllooowweeen!!!





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