"Dialers" in the news (Australia and Europe)

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by AplusWebMaster, Nov 3, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. AplusWebMaster

    AplusWebMaster Registered Member

    Jun 14, 2003
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Q. 'Wondered if these were "covered" by Spywareblaster so it can be recommended as a preventive measure for them?


    - Australia
    "...Some content providers trick customers into logging on to their sites by flashing content boxes across the screen. As customers repeatedly click to close the applications, they hit a reconnection or installation icon without realising it...The scam affects only dial-up Internet users, not broadband customers..."

    - Europe
    "...The Zelig worm that has been wreacking havoc on the European Internet scene...This latest worm, which is downloaded when you visit certain web pages, or chat rooms, puts a worm on to your computer and alters your Internet settings to use a dial out connection on the 889 international phone call exchange. In short, when you use what you think is your local dial-up for your ISP is in fact being routed through n ISP in Aruba, located in the Dutch Antilles. The trojan lures its victims with offers to download a screensaver that promised poetries' and other 'dark things' supposedly related to Zelig, a book created by well known author Favio Oreglio. ...Victims found their dial out phone number settings had been changed to the 889 international number, which charges users a fee per minute for each call. Police estimate that about 1000 users were cheated in Italy alone..."
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.