Sick malware authors exploit Boston Marathon bombing with Trojan attack

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Sick malware authors exploit Boston Marathon bombing with Trojan attack:
    http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/04/17/malware-boston-marathon-bombing/
     
  2. funkydude

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    I wouldn't call it sick, I'd call it business as usual for them. If this was about ethics there would be no malware in the world. (also I'm sure they've taken advantage of worse things in the past)
     
  3. Wild Hunter

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    I would call it evil, not sick.

    "Sickness should be treated. Evil must be fought."
     
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    It's pretty simple to avoid; don't click on email links. I found one similar to the one posted in my junk box. The ip address is linked to Kuwait.
     
  6. The Red Moon

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    Your point of view on ethics and malware are incorrect and absurd.Most malware authors are in it for monetary gain and yet going by your viewpoint making money is unethical and yet this is what society is based on,so your comment is senseless.
     
  7. er34

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    The general anti-spam , anti-phishing , anti-malware precautions apply :thumb:
     
  8. Mman79

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    There's not much left to actually trick people into seeing. One bomber is dead, the other in custody and not doing so well himself. As far as the videos go, well good lord, you can find them on any news website and Youtube now. I don't get the fascination of some folks to go looking for data in a strange email that they can't find with a 30 second Google.
     
  9. Mman79

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    You...really didn't get the message there, did you? Just flew right past you like a little bird.
     
  10. The Red Moon

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    It is sadly another example of just how the real world is far more dangerous than the cyberworld will ever be.
    My condolences to everyone involved in the tragedy.
     
  11. The Red Moon

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    Sorry i dont decipher codes.I just understand plain english.:ninja: :ninja:
     
  12. RejZoR

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    Nothing new. It has been like this for ages.
     
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