"Liza Moon" Virus Wreaking Havoc on the Internet

"Liza Moon" Virus Wreaking Havoc on the Internet

Manila : Philippines | Apr 06, 2011 at 12:21 AM PDT
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Another form of computer virus is wreaking havoc on the cyberspace, and has already affected millions of Internet users.

Named "Liza Moon" after the first website that noticed the virus, was first reported on March 29, but the first confirmed attack was dated last December of 2010. Liza Moon is a form of virus that injects malicious SQL codes on a website, then redirects users to another website (which contains a Trojan) that warns them that their PCs had been affected by a virus, and convinces them to download a software called Windows Stability Center. Once installed, this software "scans" the PC, finds "threats" and require unknowing victims to upgrade to a "full version" using their credit cards.

The virus had already affected over 4 million websites on the cyber community, including the popular iTunes. Majority of the users affected were from the United States, comprising of 47.2%. Canada came in second with 9.23% affected users, Italy with 8.89%, and Brazil with 7.92%.

For better comprehension on how the virus works, watch this video. For more information and updates about Liza Moon virus, visit this website.

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Liza Moon virus explained by WebSense
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