Mar 29, 2009

CBS News covers Socially Engineered Malware

The lead story tonight on CBS News' 60 minutes show was about socially engineered malware pushed by cyber gangs. One can see a good example of how users are tricked into clicking on links sent to them from supposed friends via social networking sites. Symantec's Steve Trilling also explained the workings of the Confiker worm and a keylogger trojan to the CBS anchor, Leslie Stahl. Very timely given the upcoming April 1 'trigger date' for Confiker. NSS Labs of course recently published a report on socially engineered malware testing we performed in early March.