Beware "popups" offering iPhones from "official" Apple web site, says McAfee

by Guy J Kewney | posted on 03 July 2007

A new Trojan, Phish-BuyPhony, was detected over this weekend, according to McAfee Avert Labs, which has "tracked down a phishing website that claims to be selling the first 25,000 exclusive sets of Apple iPhones."

The Trojan may fool some into thinking it's a standard Adwords-style advert.

It appears to divert you to the legitimate web site. "The malware tracks the victim's web activity and spawns a popup advertisement when the victim browses upon Apple's official website, or popular search engines such as Google or Yahoo," says McAfee.

The real will redirect you to Apple, at - and this one convincingly fakes that redirect. It even fakes the TrustE verification.

Details at McAfee's web site, with tech details here.

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