thefickler writes: "The infamous Storm worm has seen a surge of activity this Halloween, spread by spam promising the "most amazing dancing skeleton", but delivering a trojan which puts the computer under the control of the Storm botnet."
Cludge writes: "As evidence that malware writers are taking more interest in Macs, a new Trojan has been spotted on porn sites. The trojan changes the Mac's DNS (Domain Name System) settings to redirect users to alternate or spoofed sites. From the article:
"The whole Trojan is relatively simple and works almost exactly the same as its brother for Windows," said Bojan Zdrnja, an analyst at Internet Storm Center (ISC) in a warning posted early Thursday. The DNSChanger exploit is well-known to Windows Trojan watchers. The bad guys are taking Mac seriously now," Zdrnja added. "This is a professional attempt at attacking Mac systems, and they could have been much more damaging.""
BinarySkies writes: "A new virus seems to have popped up which may push Internet scammers to the folds of what most would consider 'questionable tactics'. The virus spawns a "buxom, beautiful blonde" who creatively promises a progressive striptease for every word typed correctly. The catch? Each word is actually a captcha box, presumably from another website. Is this a new way for scammers to stay ahead of security? Seems more like a socially engineered human SETI@Home project."