Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hackers Exploit Tiger Woods Car Accident to Spread Malware

Unless you've been in a cave or working or something like that, you know that famed golfer Tiger Woods was in a car accident recently. News outlets, respectable and otherwise, have been hard at work filling us in on every available detail, genuine and otherwise, about the incident.

Cybercriminals are not being left out of the act according to security firm Sophos. The threat comes in the form of a web page claiming to have video content related to the accident. If you're a regular reader of this blog, the rest is predictable: Click to play the video and you are taken to another web page which pushes a file (Movie_HD_Plugin_Update.40014.exe) claiming to be a video plug-in necessary to watch the video. Sophos detects it as Troj/Proxy-JN.

News: blog PC Magazine

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