Latest Storm Worm - Uses Fictional Breaking News Alerts
The latest storm worm variant sends false news alerts to trick individuals into selecting links and infecting their system. Avoid these messages and use major news sites as a source for alerts.
Storm Worm - Uses Fictional Breaking News Alerts
QUOTE: Nuwar spammers have moved from jumping on real news of natural disasters and current affairs to creating their own fictional events! This high volume spam campaign is using some wacky subjects to lure people into clicking on the links:
Subject: White House hit by lightning, catches fire
Subject: Oprah found sleeping the streets
Subject: Eiffel Tower damaged by massive earthquake
Subject: Donald Trump missing, feared kidnapped
Subject: Lastest! Obama quits presidential race
This clever social engineering technique plays on peoples inquisitiveness in news of natural disasters and celebrities. The emails also follow the simple format of some text and a link that looks fairly harmless to the uneducated user.
NEVER click on links in an email unless you are sure of its origin, keep your Anti-Virus software up-to-date and if you have a website make sure its properly secured so you’re not hosting stuff like this.