Author Topic: Fake scanner that DOESN'T lead to a fake AV?  (Read 3105 times)

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March 11, 2011, 06:29:37 pm
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That certainly appears to be the case with a site I came across today. The following, if loaded in a browser, displays what we're used to seeing when a site wants to infect our machine with a fake AV;

http://hphosts.blogspot.com/2011/03/fake-scanner-that-doesnt-lead-to-fake.html
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March 11, 2011, 07:23:42 pm
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I saw something like this before, it's just an advanced java application running in web browser and imitating the explorer

March 11, 2011, 08:41:02 pm
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Yep, I've seen the fake scanner many many times before. Just normally I see them leading to fake AVs. This was the first time I'd seen it skip the fake AV infection and go straight to the "give us your money" part.
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