Momma Pajama is not your friend

Checking email obsessively on a Sunday morning, I got a message from MySpace saying "Momma Pajama wants to be friends."

Spam, of course. But I like to keep an eye on these things to see what the dark side is up to, so I clicked. And got to the following page:


The page immediately prompted me to load a "Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool" -- clearly a Trojan in disguise.

This sort of thing isn't new to MySpace. Last January, a similarly hacked profile urged gullible visitors to download a "Windows Update" that was in fact a piece of malware called Tfactory, a well known Trojan. In that attack, if you clicked anywhere on that MySpace page it would install the malware.

I don't know what's behind this malware attack yet, whether it's related to the ones earlier this year, or how widespread it is. But a word to the wise (or the overly curious): Don't click. You'll be sorry.

Have you seen any nasty/fascinating scams lately? Post them below or email me: dan (at) dantynan (dot) com.

When not drinking coffee and reading his email on Sunday mornings, Dan Tynan tends his blog, Tynan on Tech.

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