Aug 02 2008
Yes, it’s true. The Beijing Olympic Committee used Google to randomly pick my e-mail out of the 20 or 30 that are out there on the internet and the Renminbi is about to start rolling in. Read more about this little scam on page 12 of Symantec’s report for July of 2008…
Also, still people out there using the tragedy of the Sichuan Earthquake to spread the beijing.exe program through video.
This report begins on page 10 of the same Symantec report and includes a bunch of tag-lines.
The user may be lured into playing the video, which in turn opens an executable file. This
executable file has been detected as Trojan.Peacom.D by Symantec AntiVirus software.
Trojan. Peacomm.D is a Trojan horse that gathers system information and email addresses
from the compromised computer. The Peacomm family of Trojans are also commonly known
as the “Storm” Trojan. Similar attempts have been made in the past using high profile news
events to spread viruses via email. Users should be aware of such attempts, and avoid opening
emails and clicking on suspicious links.