Phishing

World Cup spam tries to net malware victims

June 11, 2010
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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