Olympic malware poses as US Women's Gymnastics scandal video
By Simplex IT | Monday, August 06, 2012, 09:31
A malware campaign has been spammed
out exploiting interest in the London Olympics which are currently
making headlines and filling TV schedules around the world.
The emails, which have been spammed out so far in limited numbers,
all have a subject line designed to entice sports fans into opening the
Huge scandal with the USA Women's Gymnastics Team on the 2012 London Olympics
Part of the email reads:
Recent Olympic gold medal winner, USA Women's Gymnastics winner
Gabrielle Douglas, faces a lifetime ban after reportedly testing
positive to banned diuretic furosemide. With details of the case still
emerging, British Olympics Committee has ordered a suspension of the
athlete until final results arrive.
View the video on youtube now
However, clicking on the link takes you not to the real YouTube
code, and asks uses to download an Adobe Flash plugin to view the
Sophos products detect the malware as Troj/Agent-XIK and Troj/JSRedir-IA.
As always, remember to think twice before following links in
unsolicited messages. And, if you really want to keep up-to-date with
the latest goings-on from the London Olympics, visit an established news
website for the headlines - don't trust an email that arrives in your
inbox out of the blue.