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WARNING Rootkit virus embedded in video via comment spam

Originally posted by meganinhiding at WARNING Rootkit virus embedded in video via comment spam
Originally posted by sargraf at WARNING Rootkit virus embedded in video via comment spam
Originally posted by campylobacter at WARNING Rootkit virus embedded in video via comment spam
Lately, I've had to delete about half a dozen spam comments from various entries on my LJ & at other communities. They've all shared a commonality: a single embed & link to a YouTube video in Portuguese titled "Camarate: A confissao de Farinha Simoes" or in English titled "Dying call from prison. Details about Portugal Premier Minister air-crash!"

DO NOT PLAY THE VIDEO.

The video contains a Windows rootkit virus that keylogs your passwords & posts spam using your LJ account, not to mention some other stuff that may be more sinister, all unbeknownst to you.

Known accounts that generate these spammy malware comments:
  1. 1310ardfey 108 comments posted 
  2. aldovid 98 comments posted
  3. analiseacalo 93 comments posted
  4. bolvul 86 comments posted
  5. golubcavav 98 comments posted
  6. hofmannfuvuw 119 comments posted
  7. jonmeino 95 comments posted
  8. justiczjatu 95 comments posted
  9. mafirusii0 86 comments posted
  10. marowov570 86 comments posted
  11. meratee05250 97 comments posted
  12. milburrujyvy 116 comments posted
  13. millfordiqy 100 comments posted
  14. ngpase 106 comments posted
  15. omne807 98 comments posted
  16. owenddhd 99 comments posted
  17. proplasmoc 92 comments posted
  18. rjwoily 99 comments posted
  19. symanuvawe 80 comments posted
  20. veatorecu 122 comments posted
Let's get LJ admins alerted to this exploit (the more reports, the better!) by following these instructions:
1. Hover your cursor over the little LJ userhead userhead next to the username.
step 1



2. In the box that pops up, click the "Ban user" boxes that apply. (Community owners & moderators see the "in my communities" ticky box.)
ban

3. Click the "Report a Bot" link to notify LJ admin of the spam account.
report bot



Alternate link to report a bot:
http://www.livejournal.com/abuse/bots.bml

Alternate link to ban a user:
http://www.livejournal.com/manage/banusers.bml

SOURCE: [Warning] Serious rootkit virus spreading in LJ comments by luma_chan 

Warn your LJ Friends:

Comments

What do you do if you've already played the video? A couple of spam comments were posted on one of my communities and when I went to delete them, I accidentally clicked on one of the videos, which opened in a separate window. I closed it right away, so I don't know what results from that, but better to be safe than sorry.
If you check out the link at the end that says source, it might be that there is no virus in the video or at least not a severe one. As for getting rid of it, no idea, sorry.