Deceptive Downloads: Software, Music, and Movies

Music, Movies, and Malware

Like software, popular movies and music are often traded on unsecure file distribution sites and networks. As with software, attackers have taken advantage of the illegal trafficking in media files to spread malware.

The ASX/Wimad family is a generic detection for malicious URL script commands found in Advanced Systems Format (ASF) (a file format used by Windows Media) that download arbitrary files. Several of the file names used by Wimad files suggest a global hit parade of popular music:

  • - - 1 Alejate De Mi - Camila.mp3
  • - Lady Gaga - Telephone (feat. Beyonce).mp3
  • - - Alexandra Stan - - - Mr. Saxobeat.mp3
  • 0 Merche - Si Te Marchas.mp3
  • 09. Pitbull - Back In Time (From Men In Black III).mp3
  • 09 Back In Time - Pitbull.mp3
  • Oasis - Stop Crying Your Heart Out.mp3
  • - - Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 Christina Aguilera.mp3
  • עמיר בן עיון עומד בשער.mp3 [Amir Benayun, “Standing at the Gate”]
  • Rumer - Slow.mp3

Current popular films are also well-represented in the list of Wimad file names:

  • The Avengers 2012 720p BDRip QEBS7 AAC20 MP4-FASM.avi
  • Prometheus 2012 DVDRip.avi
  • Wrath of the Titans 2012 DVDRip aXXo.avi
  • Battleship 2012 DVDRip.avi
  • What to Expect When You're Expecting 2012.BRRip.XviD-KAZAN.avi
  • The Hunger Games 2012 TRUE FRENCH DVDRIP XViD FiCTiON L S79.avi
  • Sherlock.Holmes.2.A.Game.of.Shadows.2012.DVDRip.XviD-26K-0123.avi
  • The Five-Year Engagement 2012 HDRip XviD-HOPE.avi
  • Project X 2012 TRUE FRENCH DVDRIP XViD FiCTiON L S79.avi
  • Amazing SpiderMan 2012 DVDRiP XviD.avi
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