World Cup spam tries to net malware victims

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Malicious emails capitalizing on the World Cup soccer tournament, which began Friday, are hitting inboxes worldwide. Security firm Websense said Thursday in a blog post that it began tracking 80,000 spam messages armed with World Cup-related subjects that contain HTML attachments with embedded JavaScript. Users who click on the attachment are led to a malicious website, according to Websense. Internet surfers should also be mindful of poisoned results that may appear when they search on Google for information related to the tournament. — DK

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