The Koobface gang and their inability to spell is a giveaway for the latest of their trick pages. If you end up at a page that states “This content requires Adobe Flash Player 10.37. Would you want to install it now?”, and the title of the page is “YuoTube”, your spidey sense should start to tingle.
The latest Koobface trick includes thousands of accounts at Google Reader (many continue to be up). Here is a shot of what today’s Reader pages look like hosting phony YouTube videos:
Of course, these Google Reader pages are not new, and are not particularly notable, as other groups have used the same scam in the past year to drive the same redirections to other sites that host the malware. Here is one that is up today, a giveaway is the Title of the page “YuoTube”, instead of “YouTube”:
At the same time, the older Koobface style of flash player update pages served by the same gang all over the web appear to be more attractive to users, and attract many more hits. They are up and fooling users as this post goes up, here is a representative page to look out for, which, if you read this blog, you’ve seen before:
The phony “setup.exe” codec installer (which is really the Koobface malware) and the scheme still tricks many users. Don’t get fooled.