I clicked on the story about the Olympics murder. A few minutes later, WinPatrol asked if I agreed to the IE change being made. There was no author info, so I said no (plus I was using Firefox at that moment, but did have IE open because my occupation requires using IE). As soon as I clicked no - Norton popped up and said it stopped an intrusion attempt.
When I boot my PC in the morning, I usually run a quick scan with Yahoo CA antispy. Immediately it came up with trojan SillyDl DTQ and recommended a full scan, which is running now. I do a full Norton scan when this finishes. Plus run Lava Adware and Spybot S&D.
So, put me down in the stupid email user category referenced at the bottom of the article. That CNN email has got to the source. Coryphaeus, thanks for making this post.
Saturday, August 09, 2008 11:24 AM PDT
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.