Malware Now Disguised as Disk Utilities

From our friends at GFI Software:

Since rogues began to circulate seven or so years ago, they’ve always pretended to be anti-spyware or anti-virus products, imitating the look of many legitimate anti-virus products and even the structure of their product names. In the last two months, however, it has become clear that the rogue writers are trying something new to confuse potential victims

Since last week the rogue security products (also called scareware) that we’ve posted on the GFI-Sunbelt Rogue Blog have had a new look. Instead of impersonating anti-virus products, these new ones are claiming to be applications that fix disk errors on a victim’s machine: HDDDiagnostic, HDDRepair, HDDRescue and HDDPlus.

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