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Hoax E-Mail Target Madonna Drops Malware

According to Sophos, an online security firm, popular pop singer Madonna is the focus of a fresh round of malevolent spam mails. The emerging hype around Madonna's 50th birthday and her imminent world tour is being used by spammers as a bait to send malicious code in messages that claim to provide a link pointing to a disgraceful video of Madonna.

Nevertheless, Sophos warned computer users opening the URL in the hope to find a video would install a Trojan called Troj/FakeVir-EW that pop up a fake security alert and encourage them to buy a bogus anti-virus software.

Sophos said that the cyber crooks have consciously launched the attack at a time wh...

» SPAMfighter News - 01-09-2008

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