GFI Says Fake BBC Website Serves Malware and Scam
According to security experts at security firm GFI Software, shady websites that copy of BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) are not only being used by cybercriminals to advertise fake work from home jobs but also to deliver malware.
GFI senior threat researcher Chris Boyd has recently spotted a fake BBC page (at bbcmoneynews.com) that supposedly shows users the method of earning over $10,000 per month by working from home, as reported by Help Net Security on May 21,2012.
The victims that follow the links to the page are initially faced with the "java plug in required" and "please wait page is loading". As the exploit kits take advantage of vulnerabilities existing in the software used by the victims, the java plug in-actually a Trojan - must be explicitly downloaded by the users. After all this, victim are finally faced with scammy website with the bogus "work from home".
Till yet, most internauts are aware of the fact that work-from-home jobs advertised on shady website should be restricted. It's clear that they are simply a part of the scheme through which cyber crook earn money by requesting advance payments from "future employees". However, in a particular case, everything gets complex because of the malicious elements.
Boyd explains: "There are number of different work from Home URLs you can expect to be sent to and they all have comments closed (after everybody said the work from home pack worked, which is of course handy for the site owner) while claiming that the offer ends tomorrow". This is rather nasty pack of malware and it's quite possible we may found many home based work in the exploits not a comforting thought when you can open up any random forum / website and have a halfway decent chance of seeing a "work from home, earn huge money "advert, according to gfi.com dated may 21,2012.
In this particular case, everything gets complicated because of the malicious elements. The most critical pieces of software are usually Microsoft Office, Flash, Adobe Acrobat and Reader, and Java. Hence, to alleviate the chances of internauts computer being infected by malware, users must use antivirus applications. Modern security solutions can identify signs of a malicious plot, because they don't rely only on signatures, but also on behavior.
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