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Author Topic: Scammers customize news to deliver you malware (Waledac code - worm)  (Read 1927 times)

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Security experts warned on Monday of a new insidious e-mail scam that features false information about a bomb explosion in the recipient's hometown and leads to a malicious Web site.

The subject lines include "Take Care!" and "Are you and your friends in good health?" The e-mail includes a link to what looks like a news article on a Reuters page about the bombing. But the Web page and the news are fake, according to e-mail security provider Marshal and antivirus firm Sophos.

The scammers are using IP address geolocation techniques to figure out what city the recipient lives in and are localizing the fake bomb news to that location.

Meanwhile, clicking on the fake Reuters video page leads to malicious Waledac code being downloaded on the computer, the security firms said.

Earlier this year, the Waledac worm tricked people with fake Valentine's e-mails.

The fake page circulating now also includes Wikipedia and Google search links as "Related Links" at the bottom in an attempt to make the page look legitimate. However, missing words in the text of the story and poor grammar are giveaways that the page is fake.

{CNET}
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hello sir george.. im from Philippines..
the news said about is partially correct. although the "bomb" term used that explode in Cavite City, Philippines
is not a bomb but a huge firework that explode the whole fireworks factory..

too bad this news got corrupted by some greedy hackers..
thanks for the info Sir George!

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is not a bomb but a huge firework that explode the whole fireworks factory..

We understand that Duo, Thanks.

The news have been made exaggerated in order to get attention in acquiring more info about the news. As stated, clicking the news video page leads to malicious Waledac code being downloaded on the computer.

Although many information stated that this is an old school scam, and yet it is still tactically effective!

We posted this news in order not to be mis-informed about the facts stated as, but to be more aware about the scam itself.

Regards,

G.
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