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Fake Firefox Update Leads to Scareware

submitted on July 30, 2010 by siggy38 in "Member's Lounge"

A fake Firefox "Just Updated" page that is displayed just after users update their browser software, a regular occurrence of late. The page claims that users need to get a Flash update, and produces a download dialogue box with a scareware payload. The attack kicks in once surfers visit a maliciously constructed website and is not associated with genuine Firefox updates from Mozilla, which serve as a theme for the attack.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2.....ware_ruse/
        

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