Saturday, June 27, 2009

Farrah and Michael Spam

With the news of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson's deaths on the same day this week, the spam campaigns that have followed are leading people to getting their PC's compromised. The criminal attackers out there love to take advantage of current events to spread their malicious software. It's a social engineering trick that preys on people's curiousity to know as much as they can about the events.

Along with these spamming e-mail campaigns, you will also need to be VERY careful when going to web sites on the topic of these deaths. Malicious web sites have popped up and the bad guys are using black hat search engine optimazation (SEO) to raise their malicious site's Google ranking so that their sites will come up in the top 10 web sites when you do a Google search. Only go to trusted sites if you are wanting to read more information on these current events.

Stay safe and have a FABULOUS weekend.

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