IQ test yahoo IM spam
Posted on 2010-11-29
For the IQ test yahoo IM spam, how does this virus work or is it even a virus?
The machines of compromised users that I scan for malware have nothing, so I'm assuming it's just that their account has been hacked and their is nothing wrong with their machine (though it's funny that I got three today)
However, in researching this, it is recommended by various sites to do a complete scan on any computer a compromised user has used. However, the real cure for a compromised user is to have them login to their yahoo account and change their password - quite generous that their account wasn't completely taken over and locked out.
This makes me wonder: Are their are elements of this that may be local to the machine or is it just a well intentioned overreaction?
(this is the phishing scam that takes you to a dutch site - mymindquiz.com - that has you enter your mobile phone number and they charge you every month for a fake "mobile content charge" )