Trojan Targets Winny Users with Anime Pictures
posted on 2007-03-02 23:59 EST
Sophos reports that the trojan Troj/Pirlames-A and its variant Troj/Pirlames-B, are being circulated on the Winny file-sharing network. The trojans pose as screensavers, but when downloaded and executed, they overwrite various files with images from popular anime / Ero-game Kanon.
The images contain statements that warn the viewer to stop using peer-to-peer software like Winny.
Originally publicized on 2ch, Winny is popular with Japanese anime and video-fans, among others. On December 13, 2006, Winny creator Isamu Kaneko was convicted of assisting copyright violations and sentenced to pay a fine of 1.5 million yen. One of the messages refers to Kaneko’s sentence, stating “Even though Kaneko-San was found guilty, you’re still using Winny aren’t you. I really hate such people!”
You know, this virus is really well done. Akiko’s one might as well just make me stop using WinNY.
Source: Anime News Network