Panda Labs Bewares People of Foreign Tours Manufactured by Cybercriminals
Security expert at the security firms revealed that a new online campaign targeted to people logging on for booking their trips abroad, by cyber crooks is making rounds in the internet.
An email supposedly include all details related to flight confirmation is received by the victim, but it contains a computer Trojan belonging to the Sinowal family of viruses, which is manufactured to derive personal information, as acclaimed by Panda Lab.
Elaborating more on the recent malicious scam email campaign, Luis Corrons, Technical Director at Panda Labs acclaims that in the summer, a lot of people use web to book their flights to obtain holiday destination. Cyber crooks are utilizing these situations to circulate new forged emails aimed at trapping users to open the mail attachments and contaminate their computers, as per the statement published by bcs.org dated July 4, 2012.
In response to the malicious campaign, the security firm is admonishing users not to open such messages from unreliable sources or click on what anything doubtful.
The risk of falling victim to malicious code increases as the children spend much time on computers during summer vacation. Installing a sensible program towards controlling the activities of children on the computer will certainly help to reduce the children's vulnerabilities on the internet.
Moreover, if you want to neglect it, don't use computers that are shared. If you are using public computer during a vacation, prevent identity ensuring that the account does not automatically saves your password and user ID. If you have a doubt that the computer security is compromised by computer virus, leave and use other computer. Take special care while concerning external device to the computer, as it may become contaminated without into your notice, the information shared by security firm.
Conclusively, panda labs advisory comes a few days after security experts at security firm GFI software warned internauts of scam emails supposedly from delta airlines. Bearing the subject "ticket is ready" the email says the recipient that a ticket has been purchased with his/her credit card and is attached with the email. Though the attachment is not a real ticket but an executable that hid sirefef Trojan.
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