Europe Stricken by a Spam-distributing Trojan
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As of mid March, Win32/Lethic.AA is one of the most widespread threats, primarily afflicting users in the Netherlands where it accounts for almost 13% of all detected threats. It has also been detected in Estonia (9%) and Belgium (7%). At the time of this writing, it registered around a 3% share in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, and Slovenia. The Trojan also affects computer users in Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, Greece, Russia and Great Britain, however, the 1 percent share it has gained puts it among the top twenty most widespread threats.
To combat this Trojan, ESET recommends to use updated versions of Internet browsers and security software along with a good deal of caution when downloading files or browsing the Internet.
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