Mon, Sep 21 2009 17:16
Fake Monopoly Game Downloader
Websense® Security Labs™ ThreatSeeker™ Network discovered a new spam campaign that is targeting players of the Monopoly game.
Monopoly World Championships take place every four years, and Las Vegas
is the host city of 2009. Because the Monopoly Regional Championships
are going on all over the world and many Monopoly enthusiasts take
part, the spammers utilize this chance to play their tricks.
email honeypot systems detected over 30 thousand Monopoly spam messages
on September 21, 2009 alone. The spam uses a social networking
technique to "invite" you to play the online board game. It
then provides a link to the fake Monopoly game download site, which in
fact downloads a Trojan.
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