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Trojan Targets Winny Users with Anime Pictures

posted on 2007-03-02 23:59 EST

Sophos reports that the trojan Troj/Pirlames-A and its variant Troj/Pirlames-B, are being circulated on the Winny file-sharing network. The trojans pose as screensavers, but when downloaded and executed, they overwrite various files with images from popular anime / Ero-game Kanon.

The images contain statements that warn the viewer to stop using peer-to-peer software like Winny.

Originally publicized on 2ch, Winny is popular with Japanese anime and video-fans, among others. On December 13, 2006, Winny creator Isamu Kaneko was convicted of assisting copyright violations and sentenced to pay a fine of 1.5 million yen. One of the messages refers to Kaneko's sentence, stating "Even though Kaneko-San was found guilty, you're still using Winny aren't you. I really hate such people!"


"Taiyaki, taiyaki, oh I'd like to eat some... If you don't bring me some, I'll destroy your files... If you don't stop using Winny, I'll expose you to the police... "

"Even though Kaneko-San was found guilty, you're still using Winny aren't you. I really hate such people!"

"Ah, I see you are using P2P again... if you don't stop within 0.5 seconds, I'm going to kill you."

"Ugu! It's me, Ayu Tsukimiya! I think I might start destroying downloaded files and P2P software now..."

"This is a visit from the prevalent Piro virus! Stop P2P! If you don't, I'll tell the police!"

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