Troj/JSRedir-HW: a Facebook with a Bad Ending for Your Web Browser
Troj/JSRedir-HW bears a strong similarity to other e-mail-distributed browser exploits, such as Troj/JSRedir-HT, Troj/JSRedir-K, Troj/JSRedir-H, Troj/JSRedir-EX and Troj/JSRedir-EF. A seemingly normal Facebook update in your mailbox is the only warning sign that most victims of Troj/JSRedir-HW attacks receive; however, these spam messages can be detected as fraudulent due to a slightly misspelled ‘from’ field that includes ‘Facebook’ with an extra ‘o,’ as in ‘Faceboook.’ This e-mail is formatted to appear identical to a normal Facebook message in all other respects and includes a fake Facebook.com link.
Troj/JSRedir-HW will redirect you in turn to a Blackhole Exploit Kit or BEK that may install malicious software without your consent. There aren’t necessarily symptoms of these attacks, which can be configured for different payloads and targets. SpywareRemove.com malware experts also note that this attack finishes off with a final redirect to a random Facebook page, which can make Troj/JSRedir-HW’s e-mail appear to be semi-legitimate for unobservant PC users.
Closing the Book on Troj/JSRedir-HW
Troj/JSRedir-HW’s related PC threat, the Blackhole Exploit Kit (or Blacole) is an astoundingly widely-distributed PC threat that’s responsible for the distribution of many types of hostile software. Some of its common payloads that SpywareRemove.com malware experts have noted in their research include:
- Ransomware Trojans like the Ukash Virus that lock your PC and display a fake criminal warning until you pay a fine.
- TDSS and ZeroAccess rootkits that compromise your PC’s security and infect system components.
- Rogue anti-virus and anti-malware programs that create fake security warnings.
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Posted: July 18, 2012 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 9/10
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