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Michael Jackson's Death already exploited by cybercriminals


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#1 Galadriel

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 01:21 PM

Always quick to capitalize on major headlines -- spammers have begun sending out messages related to the deaths of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett, security researchers said...

More here: http://www.scmagazineus.com/Michael-Jackso...article/139167/
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Posted 26 June 2009 - 02:16 PM

It was only a matter of time before something like this would happen.

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 08:52 AM

Thanks for the good heads-up on this ... More links below:

Malicious SPAM related to passing of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett

:thumbsup: Malware writers often use tragic and major news events to trick users into opening malicious website links, YouTube video links, or attachments. While most AV vendors have coverage in place, please avoid these types of email messages that are now actively circulating.

Malicious SPAM related to passing of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett

http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=6646

http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=6658

http://sanesecurity.blogspot.com/2009/06/m...us-already.html

http://www.avertlabs.com/research/blog/ind...spread-malware/

http://securitylabs.websense.com/content/Alerts/3426.aspx

http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_132277.htm

http://www.avertlabs.com/research/blog/ind...ts-web-traffic/

michael jackson virus already :flowers: Well, it didn't take long for the "them" to abuse the situation did it? :trumpet:

The spam email appears to offer a link to a YouTube video, but instead sends the recipient to a Trojan Downloader hosted on a compromised Web site. The file offered is called Michael.Jackson.videos.scr


Edited by harrywaldron, 27 June 2009 - 08:53 AM.





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