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22 June, 2011

Mac phishing malware site

I was hit by a phishing scam site designed to target Mac today for the first time. In the past, I, like most people, have visited those ‘free’ virus/malware scanning service site with pretty good windows interface. And this time, it is Mac look-a-like.

dialogue from phishing website

How did I end up there? I was just Googling some images, and that page got redirected to a phishing scam site.

Somehow, I was sort of forced to download the anti-malware.zip file, because of this JavaScript pop-up.

So, I clicked “OK”, the anti-malware.zip was downloaded, and it brought me to this petty Mac OS X look-a-like interface:

screen shot of the phishing website

A quick inspect on the web content shows it was pretty well crafted.

Don't worry, I was not stupid enough to to open the anti-malware.zip, nor to click on the fake interface of phishing site.

I keep a copy of anti-malware.zip and a web archive (saved by Safari) of the phishing site (source). In case anyone is interested in those files, simply ask me.

I know I am fine.

Update: the anti-malware.zip is reported to contain “OSX?MacDEfenderDownloader.gen” by VirusBarrier X6:

message from VirusBarrier X6

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Posted by Antony on 22 June 2011 2:59 PM |

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