Japanese Trojan attacks P2P file-sharing pirates

n a case of a malware purveyor attacking pirate file-sharers, security vendor Sophos has warned of a bizarre Trojan horse which has been distributed on Japanese peer-to-peer file-sharing networks.

The Troj/Pirlames-A Trojan horse has been distributed on the controversial Winny file-sharing network in Japan, posing as a screensaver. However, if P2P users download and run the program their files are overwritten by pictures of a popular comic book star who abuses them for using Winny and threatens to expose them to the police if they don't stop using the system.

Programs, music files and email mailboxes are amongst the files targeted by the Trojan horse. EXE, BAT, CMD, INI, ASP, HTM, HTML, PHP, CLASS, JAVA, DBX, EML, MBX, TBB, WAB, HLP, TXT, MP3, XLS, LOG, BMP files are all overwritten by images contained inside the malicious code of comic book character Ayu Tsukimiya.

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