Sunday, August 10, 2008

Beware CNN Alerts Malware


May be, like me, you suddenly started getting what looked like CNN alerts when you hadn't asked for them. It is spam - and it is not nice. Don't even think of following the links, no matter how juicy the headline.

The massive attack that has infected PCs by tricking users into clicking links in fake messages from CNN.com shows little sign of ending soon, security researchers say.

According to MX Logic Inc. , spam posing as CNN.com Top 10 lists peaked at close to 11 million messages per hour early Thursday, but remained at high volumes throughout the day Friday. The Colorado security vendor said it had been tracking an average of 8 million messages per hour since midnight.
More from PC World Magazine here.

2 comments:

Andy Sennitt said...

I've been getting some of these too. Fortunately I subscribe to the real CNN alert service, so I could tell immediately that these were not genuine.

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