Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Internet Criminals Leap on Patrick Swayze's Death

Tim Greene writes on NetworkWorld:

Malware ghouls took just a few hours to begin preying on the death of actor Patrick Swayze with a new version of a familiar phony anti-virus scam.

F-Secure’s News from the Lab blog details how one malicious site works, luring visitors to the site to buy anti-virus software that can remove alleged infections.

Unconvincingly disguised as a news report about Swayze’s death, the malicious Web site does contain strings of words that mention Swayze, his illness and death, but are not a comprehensible account of what happened.

More here.


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