Thursday, August 6, 2009

Watchers Being Watched!

Watchers Being Watched!

We have seen a lot of rogue security applications using fake scanner pages as an initial step to lure users into purchasing their application. In their contonued effort to scam users the rogue developers have also used logos, images, names of legitimate security applications.

I recently read an article from Brian Krebs covering the money flow around the rogue security applications. In the article he had also mentimentioned that Kaspersky was tracking at least 25 different rogue anti-virus products that use Chronopay for payments.

Lately one such rouge campaign caught my eyes. This time WiniFighter rogue was using a fake/scanner page which was a look alike of Kaspersky Online Scanner 7.0!

May be this how they thank Kaspersky for keeping a track record of their activities?

Screenshot of WiniFighter fake/scare scanner

Screenshot of legitimate Kaspersky Online Scanner 7.0

You can find the legitimate Kaspersky Online Scanner 7.0 here

Bharath M N

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