0 Replies Latest reply on Aug 13, 2008 3:20 PM by HarryWaldron

    Fake MSNBC breaking news email alerts

      The recent fake CNN alerts have been modified by the authors to appear as MSNBC alerts. These must also be avoided, as they prompt users to load ADOBE_FLASH.EXE which contains a malicious trojan horse. These are also circulating extensively in spam email.

      MSNBC / CNN malware run
      http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001485.html
      http://securitylabs.websense.com/content/Alerts/3154.aspx

      QUOTE: For some days we've been spam runs with titles like "CNN Alerts: My Custom Alert" or "CNN Alerts: Breaking news". These are fake news articles that point to a fake news page that will try to download malware to your machine. Apparently people stopped clicking on fake CNN links as today the attackers switched the mails to look like they are now coming from MSNBC.