Hackers use Windows Media Player DRM to install massive amounts of spyware

Posted on Tuesday, January 11 2005 @ 23:02 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Security firm Panda Software says that two new Trojan horses - named WmvDownloader.a and WmvDownload.b - have been coded into video files spreading on p2p networks like KaZaA and eMule.

The trojan takes advantage of the digital rights management features of Windows Media Player 10 and fools users into downloading massive ammounts of spyware, adware and viruses.

Read more at Information Week

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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