Note: This entry has been restored from old archives.
Malware seems to be getting more straightforward these days, from a short while ago:
We are looking for Consumer opinions of our new software Digital Kittens This beta testing will enable us to fine tune the software for public release. For helping out, you will receive a free edition and 5 years of updates. 1: Download the software 2: Try it 3: Tell us what you think If you want to participate, just follow the link to our download site: http://
Who wouldn’t want free digital kittens?! You can play with beta kittens, help some company out, and get years of free digital kittens as a reward. How do you fight that wetware exploitation? “Don’t accept kittens from strangers.”? I have trouble getting over the point of view that “it’s damn obvious that you don’t execute unsolicited .exe files”, but the fact is this still seems to only be obvious to a minority of computer users. Got to have that AV installed! It’ll give you some protection, though probably wont be much use if you’re in the first wave of recipients of a properly engineered piece of malware that’s been tested against the AV engines.
VirusTotal.com tells me (with engines that failed to do the job edited out):
AhnLab-V3 Win32/Zhelatin.worm.140367 AntiVir WORM/Zhelatin.Gen Authentium Possibly a new variant of W32/Fathom.3-based!Maximus Avast Win32:Tibs-BFG AVG Downloader.Tibs.7.X BitDefender Trojan.Peed.IGS CAT-QuickHeal (Suspicious) - DNAScan ClamAV Trojan.Small-3637 DrWeb Trojan.Packed.142 eSafe Win32.Zhelatin.hq eTrust-Vet Win32/Sintun.AE Ewido Worm.Zhelatin.hq Fortinet W32/Tibs.GN@mm F-Prot W32/Fathom.3-based!Maximus F-Secure Email-Worm.Win32.Zhelatin.hs Ikarus Email-Worm.Win32.Zhelatin.hq Kaspersky Email-Worm.Win32.Zhelatin.hs McAfee Tibs-Packed Microsoft Trojan:Win32/Tibs.DV NOD32v2 Win32/Nuwar.Gen Norman W32/Tibs.ASFB Panda W32/Nurech.AU.worm Sophos Mal/Dorf-E Sunbelt VIPRE.Suspicious Symantec Trojan.Packed.13 TheHacker W32/Zhelatin.genw VirusBuster Trojan.Tibs.Gen!Pac.132 Webwasher-Gateway Worm.Zhelatin.Gen
This kitten is diseased. Time to back over it’s poor little head with a car.