Fake MSNBC news alerts used in latest malicious spam campaign

August 13, 2008 – 12:46 PM

IT security and control firm Sophos is reminding computer users to exercise diligence when checking their email in the wake of a new widespread wave of dangerous spam messages that claim to be breaking news alerts from MSNBC.

Samples intercepted at SophosLabs, Sophos’s global network of virus, spyware and spam analysis centres, have revealed that rather than containing a link to the story on MSNBC, unsuspecting users that click on the URL in the email will be redirected to a malicious webpage which will then attempt to infect computers with a Trojan Horse.


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