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Spammers exploit tension in Iran

Fake news sites hosting malware

Written by Clement James

vnunet.com, 11 Jul 2008


Security researchers have identified a second wave of spam claiming that the US Army has attacked Iran.

The scam is designed to trick users into downloading and installing malicious software.

BitDefender revealed that the webpage hosting the malware, dailydotnews.com, is a simple yet efficiently designed site with a top banner, a simple picture masquerading as a YouTube player and three lines of text detailing the US operation in Iran.

This spam approach is designed for large scale use as the spammer relies on a catchy heading and a link to the piece of malware in order to fuel curiosity and trick users into downloading the malware

More: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2221402/spammers-turn-tension-iran

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