Google falls prey to malware authors’ agenda to spread evil to computers. TrendLabs received the following sample of an email message wriggling its way to inboxes:
Once recipients click on the link in the said message, a copy of WORM_AGENT.AAWD is downloaded on the affected system. The message looks pretty much the same with NFL-related NUWAR/Storm malware, also currently making its rounds on the Internet using NFL as bait. WORM_AGENT.AAWD’s routine is also somewhat similar to WORM_SKIPI.A in that it also prevents access to antivirus and security-related Web sites by modifying an affected system’s HOSTS file.
Trend Micro strongly advises users to avoid opening email messages that are from unknown/untrusted sources, and to avoid clicking links that are within messages suspicious email messages.
Additional data provided by Ryan Flores.