Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rogue Repository

Rogue Repository

Google Code Project is once again being absued by scammers. This time the scammers are using Google Code to store/deliver rogue installers.

We observed that one of the Trojan downloader designed to infect the system with VirusMelt rogue security application was connecting to Google code to download the actual rogue installer.

Screenshot of the VMLT project on Google Code

The scammers have put up the code on Google code not to get highly ranked in the Google search index but to deliver malware to unsuspected users from a trusted source. 

I am positive that Google will take care of such projects in a very short time.

Edit: Thanks to Google Code Team the project has been taken down!!

Bharath M N

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