Members
  • Total Members: 12816
  • Latest: t114563
Stats
  • Total Posts: 28524
  • Total Topics: 8240
  • Online Today: 993
  • Online Ever: 51419
  • (01. January 2010., 10:27:49)












Author Topic: Total eclipse used to bait scareware scam  (Read 1155 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Samker

  • SCF Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7206
  • KARMA: 291
  • Gender: Male
  • Whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
    • SCforum.info - Samker's Computer Forum
Total eclipse used to bait scareware scam
« on: 24. July 2009., 07:18:54 »


Wednesday's total solar eclipse over India and China has been exploited as a bait for sites punting scareware.

Miscreants are using black hat search engine trickery to point geographically-confused users towards websites peddling rogue antivirus software, as explained in an illustrated advisory by Trend Micro here: http://blog.trendmicro.com/solar-eclipse-2009-in-america-leads-to-fakeav/#ixzz0M5E2bRIK

A search term associated with the attack "Solar Eclipse 2009 in America" might appear confusing at first, because the century's longest solar eclipse was at no point visible in North America. However, it makes sense when the target market for such scams - relatively affluent, if perhaps slightly naive westerners - is factored into the equation.

Trend Micro notes that the attack is not the first time astronomical events have been exploited to bait malware lures. A February 2008 lunar eclipse was used to punt a Trojan which posed as an image of the event, the security firm notes.

(Register)

Samker's Computer Forum - SCforum.info

Total eclipse used to bait scareware scam
« on: 24. July 2009., 07:18:54 »




 

With Quick-Reply you can write a post when viewing a topic without loading a new page. You can still use bulletin board code and smileys as you would in a normal post.

Name: Email:
Verification:
Type the letters shown in the picture
Listen to the letters / Request another image
Type the letters shown in the picture:
Second Anti-Bot trap, type or simply copy-paste below (only the red letters):www.scforum.info:

Enter your email address to receive daily email with 'SCforum.info - Samker's Computer Forum' newest content:

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Advertising