Spy worm extended to Picasa, Google Reader

Security experts said on Wednesday: The worm to attack Facebook users again, through disguised as ActiveX video decoder, the malicious software secretly installed on the user’s system.

The virus have been intercepted for the first time on Tuesday by FortiGuard experts, which through the infected user’s Facebook friends computer to send a message to invite them inside Google Reader to view video sharing (usually adult video).

Once the user clicks the video will prompt “Video ActiveX Object Error“, and to guide the user to download a “new ActiveX”, so as to achieve the purpose of dissemination. The virus was Trojan-Downloader.Zlob.Media-Codec.

 Wednesday, Fortinet found that the new virus, this time it is the use of Google’s other products: Picasa. Attack mode and above, like Google Reader, FortiGuard, said the company, from September 21 to October 20, Worms has become the main force of malicious threat.