SOURCE: SurfControl

November 13, 2006 18:17 ET

SurfControl Warns Internet Users of a Malicious Trojan Keylogger Inside Spoofed Adobe E-mail Message

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 13, 2006 -- SurfControl (LSE: SRF), the leading provider of global on-demand, network and endpoint IT security solutions, is currently tracking a malicious Trojan keylogger concealed in a spoofed e-mail message claiming to be from Adobe. The e-mail asks users to download the latest version of Adobe Reader 7.0.8.

Clicking on the link in the e-mail downloads a Trojan keylogger that, after executing, will then download additional malicious files and will monitor the user's browser, potentially stealing the user's confidential data. The threat then opens the relevant Adobe read me page in the browser in order to appear legitimate. Additionally, the threat also installs malware that utilizes the infected user's computer as a zombie, to send out spam e-mails that appear to come from Microsoft advertising Windows Live Messenger. These spammed e-mails link to malware files on another server, similar to the malware in the original Adobe spoof e-mail.

SurfControl's Threat Analysis and Research department is uniquely positioned to provide protection through its Adaptive Threat Intelligence Service that spans the globe and across all products. Around-the-clock exchange of information on new threats allows SurfControl's Threat Experts to be at the forefront of Internet protection. SurfControl adds any new signatures, rules and/or URLs to all products in the SurfControl Enterprise Protection Suite.

About SurfControl

SurfControl provides a portfolio of security solutions to protect our customers from Internet threats, deliver business and regulatory compliance, and enable business continuity. SurfControl believes that security should be treated as a science, delivering protection at multiple points -- "in the cloud" with on-demand security services, on the network with software and appliances, and on the desktop and mobile client. All of SurfControl's solutions for Web, e-mail and endpoint security are backed by industry-leading threat detection technologies, delivered by SurfControl's Global Threat Experts who work 24/7 to provide customers with dynamic zero-day protection. The company protects more than 14.5 million users in over 23,000 customers worldwide, and employs more than 600 people in offices across Europe, the Americas, and Asia/Pacific. For further information and news on SurfControl, please visit www.surfcontrol.com.

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