Technical Alert No.
20090611 Description:
Barracuda Networks warns against rogue antivirus
Revision: A1.0

Details: On June 10, 2009, Barracuda Networks Inc, the
worldwide leader of content security appliances, became aware of a Web site
promoting a rogue spyware program called “Barracuda Antivirus.” 
If downloaded, the program will install spyware that will display pop-up ads
and other unwanted applications.


The “Barracuda Antivirus” program is not in any way associated with Barracuda Networks and is just one of a string of recent examples of hackers attempting to spread malicious programs using an established and trusted security brand. All Barracuda Networks products have been updated with the latest definitions to protect our customers from visiting or downloading content from this rogue site.
Barracuda Networks has also contacted fellow Internet security vendors to ensure that their databases are also updated to protect customers from inadvertently accessing the Web sites.
Risk Rating: Low