August 5, 2008
• Legitimate news sites used as bait
• CNN.com latest lure
• Bogus links spread virus
Throughout the month of July, spam messages using fake news headlines have been luring visitors to virus-laden Web sites that will infect the unwary Websurfer with a simple click on any of the links. Beginning this week, a new twist has made it much more likely that visitors will fall prey. The spam messages now sport a CNN.com logo, and instead of using made up headlines, are copying the headlines from other video news services around the Web.
To learn more about this threat, view the article by UAB's Director of Computer Forensics at: http://garwarner.blogspot.com/2008/08/cnn-lends-authenticity-to-news-spam.html
Just be certain not to click on any of the links.
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