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McAfee reports on June's top IT threats.

McAfee : 02 July, 2007  (Technical Article)
Latest report on phishing fraud and virus attacks for June shows banks remain at the top of the list for phishing.
TOP 10 PHISH SCAMS:

1 Regions Bank: official information.
2 National City corporate customer service: your account with us.
3 Urgent Security Notification For All Clients.
4 Regions Bank corporate customer service: software updating.
5 National City corporate customer service: security issues.
6 Important Security Notice.
7 Confirm your details.
8 urgent security notification for client.
9 please confirm your banking details.
10 account notification.

TOP BRANDS TARGETED BY PHISHING SCAMS:.

VolksBank - 2.21%.
Regions - 97.47%.
Others - 0.32%.


The most prevalent threats for June 2007 - This is a monthly tracker of the leading threats that are infecting computers across Europe and each threat has been detailed below:

Name of Threat: VBS/Psyme
Type of Threat: Trojan
Threat aimed at: Recently, this threat was proactively detected on a major Korean website. The exploit was hidden in an legitimate webpage believed to have been subjected to unauthorised modifications. Similar incidents had been reported before, on other relatively less known websites. This threat causes unpatched Internet Explorer clients to download and execute further malware.
No. of PC's scanned: 866939
PC's Infected: 7.26


Name of Threat: JS/Wonka
Type of Threat: Program
Threat aimed at: This detection is an application type, for a 'potentially unwanted application'. The program can terminate processes on local or remote WinNT or Win2K systems. This tool was built for use by administrators to do remote system administration. However, this application has been used by many trojans, such as the Egghead trojan for malicious purposes. The current command-line scanner detects such applications with the additional /PROGRAM switch, as does VirusScan 7 (via configuration pages).
No. of PC's scanned: 866939
PC's Infected: 6.07


Name of Threat: Downloader - BCM
Type of Threat: Trojan
Threat aimed at: JS/Wonka may be used as a means to load other malicious scripts and exploit trojans. Indications of infection vary.
No. of PC's scanned: 866939
PC's Infected: 5.67


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