Hackers Attack Admirers of Winehouse with Malware
Cruel hackers are taking advantage of Amy Winehouse's demise after advising her admirers to take down one "unreleased song number" of the unfortunate musician while, in reality, it connects with a PC-virus, published 'The Edge' dated October 20, 2011.
Basically, the phishing scam has users getting an e-mail through Twitter that talks about an Amy Winehouse's unreleased song available for download. Accordingly, the bogus e-mail features a web-link that redirects potential victims onto an exploitative website carrying a Trojan.
Actually, cyber-criminals targeted Dionne Bromfield the goddaughter of the famous singer after unraveling the password to gain access to her account on Twitter along with her 62,000 responders using one e-mail together with an URL named "One of my Unreleased Tracks Feat Amy Winehouse Download Here."
Thus, in an attempt to infect Winehouse's admirers with a virus, the hackers ensured the former took down a so-called unreleased track featuring Winehouse.
As a result, Bromfield, aged 15, was compelled for posting on her Facebook web-page towards cautioning Amy's fans against getting duped with the scam. Additionally, she further posted a request asking people to overlook any tweet (short message on Twitter) sent from her account tentatively. Lousy hackers had invaded her account; therefore friends mustn't go about hitting on the web-links unless the problem was fixed, she urged.
Security researchers all the time are becoming aware of the hacking assault utilizing Amy Winehouse's name. It's now cyber-criminals' common trick for using this name since they're quite sure of plentiful fans of Amy despite her not being alive any more.
The researchers further state that during July 2011, the month Amy Winehouse died, Web-intruders attempted at disseminating malware-serving web-links to the movie on Facebook. Internet Security Company Sophos identified 5 movie clips that displayed web-link to ensnared end-users as it disseminated malware onto computers. In just 4-hrs of Amy's death, heartless scammers started exploiting the tragic news across Facebook.
Hence the security researchers caution everyone that they mustn't believe the latest scam since it's solely a malware attack, which drops Trojan viruses on their PCs. There's certainly no unreleased track of Amy Winehouse, they conclude.
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» SPAMfighter News - 29-10-2011
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