Hackers use Texas explosion as an opportunity to spread malware

Cyber criminals are at it again, as they try and take advantage of a human catastrophe in an effort to spread malware.

The latest example of this is the Texas fertilizer plant explosion that happened last week, just days after the horrific Boston Marathon bombings.

For example, an email may have a dramatic subject line about the Texas explosion, promising raw video Phishing 150x150 Hackers use Texas explosion as an opportunity to spread malwareof the event.  When the user clicks on the link they are taken to a page that is embedded with YouTube videos.  While seemingly harmless, these sites contain an iFrame, that sucks malicious content from another site onto your computer.

To read the full article, visit http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/04/18/waco-explosion-malware.

For information on Boston Marathon scams: www.bbb.org/blog/2013/04/bbb-warns-of-charity-scams-offers-giving-tips-in-wake-of-boston-marathon-bombing.

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About Ryan Gillis

I am currently a Marketing Intern for the Council of Better Business Bureaus in Arlington,Va. Originally from New Hampshire, I am a student at George Washington University in Washington D.C. My hobbies include: golfing, skiing, keeping up with Boston sports teams, and reading about history.