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Pondlife scammers abuse Air France tragedy
« on: 08. June 2009., 08:00:06 »


Cybercrooks are once again taking advantage of current events to push malware.

Prurient interest in the death of Kill Bill star David Carradine is being used to promote Twitter updates containing links to sites punting rogueware. The attack is the latest in a string of assaults over the last week or so that abuse the Trending Topics feature of Twitter to promote scareware: http://pandalabs.pandasecurity.com/archive/More-rogueware-campaigns-on-Twitter_2E002E002E00_-.aspx

Meanwhile, search engine result poisoning is being used so that searches involving the disappearance of Air France Flight 447 off the coast of Brazil point to scareware affiliate websites. The complex attack uses multiple site redirections, as explained in a blog posting by Trend Micro here: http://blog.trendmicro.com/search-results-for-air-france-flight-447-lead-to-rogue-antivirus

(The Register)

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Pondlife scammers abuse Air France tragedy
« on: 08. June 2009., 08:00:06 »




 

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