Friday, February 08, 2008

Phishing Attack Warning Messages From Kaspersky Internet Security

We have recent reports that Kaspersky Internet Security is issuing "Phishing Attack" warning messages, when any BlogSpot blog is loaded on a protected computer.

To validate any such warnings, use other anti-malware sites, such as McAfee Site Advisor. Verification of such warnings is a necessary task, so not to cause a panic. Claims that the entire BlogSpot address space is infected won't do anybody any good, except maybe the hackers who would love to see benevolent web sites, hosted by BlogSpot, avoided by those needing advice.

Don't be caught up by rumours - please validate any security alerts. And post your findings at Google Blogger Help - Something Is Broken.

>> (Update 2/10 1:02): Kaspersky customers report that the KIS signature update was received but the problem remains unresolved. It's definitely a false positive though.

>> (Update 2/9 21:00): Advisory note on Kaspersky Support Forum noted, possible time stamp 2/9 21:19 UDT states
False alarm fixed. Please update local bases.


>> (Update 2/8 20:30): Kaspersky customers, in their support forum, are also suspecting a false positive detection.

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10 comments:

Jenny said...

I have tried the site advisor site and get the same thing. All blogspots I visit, I get a phising attack from Kaspersky.

Chuck said...

Jenny and others,

Uniformity points to either:
1) Infection of BlogSpot itself, or
2) False positive detection.

I suspect the latter. If anybody can provide details of the problem, from the KIS logs, that would be greatly appreciated by a lot of people.

ana3sola said...

I have the same problem in my blog;I dont know what happening ? Iam Afraid to Suspected me from other!!!
it is a bad problem

avc said...

I have the some problem. So I have send that question to kaspersky labs, today, and I'm waiting the answer about Blogspot.com false positive or ohter.

Regards
alirio

Nithin Jayan said...

Kaspersky gave me a chill with the warnings..hope its a prob wid dere updated database..n will b corrected soon

Miranda Bell said...

I'm getting the same problem too

avc said...

Hello

I Think problem is solved.

Regards

Alírio.

Rosy said...

I still get this problem. Here is a screnshot of this morning alert by Kaspersky. Of course it has to be a false positive detection. Same with my friend's blog.

Chuck said...

Rosy,

We are all but certain that it's a FP. Force an update to your signatures. If no updates are available, or if one is but that still doesn't fix the problem, get on your email and ask Kaspersky for support NOW.

Their support forum is silent since yesterday. I don't know if they solved most of the FPs, but I don't think they solved all of them.

Legit Freebies Guy said...

KIS is sill going crazy on blogspot sites.