Mar 09,2007 00:00
FaceTime Researchers Discover Symfly Trojan Abusing Alexa Toolbar
FaceTime Security Labs, the threat research and remediation arm of FaceTime Communications, has discovered a Trojan named Symfly that is influencing Alexa Web traffic rankings for several Chinese Web sites. Customers who have deployed FaceTime Enterprise Edition, including RTGuardian, GEM and IMAuditor and configured for automatic filter updates, are automatically protected from this security threat.
FaceTime enterprise customers are protected from the Symfly Trojan through Web filtering at the gateway in combination with inoculation at the desktop. The RTGuardian perimeter appliance automatically updates its signatures to provide protection against the initial infection at the gateway. FaceTime's Greynets Enterprise Manager provides an additional layer of protection with the ability to identify and remediate any infected endpoints.The FaceTime research team offers a detailed accounting of the infection and the possible motives.