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Aim Screen Hacker: Beware or Be Snared


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#1 TeMerc

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 12:17 PM

Our team has discovered a rather nasty little program currently in circulation relying on trickery and the desire to obtain "secret" information to get itself installed. Once onboard the machine, it has the potential to steal banking information, drop you into a Botnet and generally give you a very bad day as your computer becomes a drone controlled by an unknown botmaster.

The vector of attack appears to be focused in the chat realm - across AIM Chat, IRC Chat and regular web-based chat. The link usually looks like this:

Hi, have you ever wanted to sign on your buddies AOL Instant Messenger screen name, but never had the password? Well there has been a new break in the AIM servers that is allowing this vital information to be revealed. check the pro for more info!

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