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Hackers Use Brazilian Plane Crash To Push Malware


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#1 harrywaldron

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 02:14 PM

Unfortunately major tragedies can be used by the bad guys for social engineering purposes to scam folks in a fradulent manner. Always be careful with email or websites and always go to mainstream sites (e.g., Red Cross) to ensure these worthwhile contributions are made safely and securely

Hackers use Brazilian plane crash to push malware
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/0718...lane-crash.html
http://www.websense.com/securitylabs/alert...php?AlertID=788

McAfee - PWS-Banker.gen.ac (DAT 5075)
http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_139526.htm

Hackers haven't wasted any time exploiting the airplane crash in Sao Paulo, Brazil that claimed nearly 190 deaths Tuesday, a U.S. security company said Wednesday. An e-mail campaign is using the tragedy to lure readers to a malicious Web site, reported Websense in an alert. According to Websense, the e-mail, written in Portuguese, includes details of the TAM airlines flight that crashed after trying to land at the notoriously dangerous Congonhas Airport, which is located in the middle of Sao Paulo.



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