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July 22, 2009

Malware spread as Swine alert


by David Allen

There is hardly a news report that goes by without a mention of swine flu and this has been playing on the minds of people so much, that when an email arrives with important swine flu information, they are easily persuaded to click to see what the latest update is.

This is exactly how malware is spread around, and in this case, the file is named “Novel H1N1 Flu Situation Update”.

The file contains a Word document and if the user opens it, it will install a keylogger onto the computer.

This happens every time that there is crisis or long running story that concerns a lot of people.

The cyber criminals know that some users are going to be either interested or worried enough to have a look at what has been sent to them.

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