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Habbo keylogger warning for game players.

Forcepoint : 21 February, 2008  (Technical Article)
Teenage web 2.0 application Habbo being used to distribute key logger disguised as game performance enhancement software.
Websense Security Labs has received reports of a Trojan Keylogger aimed at the users of Habbo, a popular social networking site for teenagers. As of last month, Habbo's entry on Wikipedia said that over 8 million unique visitors access Habbo's Web sites around the world every month.

The party involved in spreading this malicious code poses as a third-party software tool developer for Habbo. Among the 'tools' available for download, which will supposedly give the Habbo user an edge in the game is a file named ProRig.V9.exe.

Unsuspecting victims who seek the touted benefits of this fake tool would instead have their own desktops compromised with spyware. Websense Security Labs recommends caution when trying out new third-party applications developed for Web 2.0 and social networking Web sites: especially ones with APIs open for third-party developers.

Websense filtering customers who have purchased Premium Group 3 (PG3) are protected from this attack.

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