Thursday, February 10, 2011

File hosting services being used to host malware

  As I was doing my daily malware research I have been noticing an interesting trend. From viewing different URL honeypots I see more and more malware hosting themselves on free file hosting services. Its not just one type of malware I have seen rootkits, exploits, trojans, spyware, adware, all types of malware being hosted on different services. It seems it takes longer for it to be taken off a file hosting services compared to a website being shut down.

  For everyone downloading files off file sharing sites, remember to check your download on sites like VirusTotal to make sure your file is clean. Stay away from risky file themes such as keygens, patches, game cheats, and free music and videos for those are the ones I most commonly see as trojans. Always get files directly from the vendor.

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