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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Interesting article from

Barack Obama exploited in malware spam attack

Many Americans will have woken up today with a headache - either from celebrating the victory of Barack Obama or drowning their sorrows at John McCain’s loss of the White House.

One thing is clear though - malware authors haven’t been slow reacting to the news, and President Elect Barrack Obama is already being used as a lure for infecting unsuspecting internet users.

Here is a typical piece of spam that is being seen in our spam traps around the world:

Were you to click on the link you would find yourself on a website pretending to be a news site offering information and a video of Barack Obama’s historic win. However, the site tries to fool you into installing what it claims is an update to Adobe Flash to view the video.

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