Fri, Aug 8 2008 16:04
Bogus CNN Custom Alerts
Websense® Security Labs™ ThreatSeeker™ network has
discovered replica CNN Custom Email Alerts being sent out via spam
emails. These emails contain links to a legitimate news page, but have
been designed to encourage users to download a malicious application
posing as a video codec.
Over the last few days, the ThreatSeeker Network has seen huge
volumes of spam wrapped up in CNN-themed templates - most recently
email alerts listing the Daily Top 10 Stories and Videos, which also
encouraged users to download a video codec (again a malicious file).
Filed under: Alerts