Search For iPad, Download a Trojan

Even before we've gotten over the shock of the iPad's features or it's lack thereof, hackers have gone ahead and set up a stream of poisoned search results for the Apple iPad, that clicking on them, will download a rogue antivirus software, which Trend Micro detects as TROJ_FAKEAV.EAM.

Trend Micro is reporting its damage potential as medium.

Any major event, be it a ravaging hurricane or a celebrity's death is always followed by scammers ready to make a quick buck or just be plain malicious.

When executed, TROJ_FAKEAV.EAM displays a professional-looking graphical user interface (GUI) to supposedly lure users to install the software. Then it displays fake infection alerts. Should users choose to clean their systems to rid them of fake infections, the Trojan will display an advertising page, which could lead to a phishing page should users opt to buy the FAKEAV.

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Published Date: Jan 29, 2010 07:29 pm | Updated Date: Jan 29, 2010 07:29 pm