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Fake MSNBC news alert used in latest spam campaign

CNN gang changes tactics to bypass more spam filters, warns Sophos

- Comment on this - Quick print - Personal archive - Send to a friend - Send a sms [ Johannesburg, 14 August 2008 ] - IT security and control firm Sophos is reminding computer users to exercise diligence when checking their e-mail in the wake of a new widespread wave of dangerous spam messages that claim to be breaking news alerts from MSNBC.

Samples intercepted at SophosLabs, Sophos's global network of virus, spyware and spam analysis centres, have revealed that rather than containing a link to the story on MSNBC, unsuspecting users that click on the URL in the e-mail will be redirected to a malicious Web page which will then attempt to infect computers with a Trojan horse.

ยป IT Web - 14-08-2008

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