Friday, April 20, 2007

While a nation mourns, cyber criminals are on the attack

Earlier in the week, I blogged about how cyber criminals (ghouls) would likely use the Virginia Tech disaster to line their pockets.

According to Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service, this prediction is becoming true -- and according to experts -- fake domains are being set up at a faster rate than after the Katrina hurricane.

Even malicious software a.k.a (crimeware) is being circulated via spam e-mails, claiming to have a link to cam phone footage of the incident.

Clicking on this filth can turn your computer into a zombie (normally used in a botnet to send more spam) -- or even log your personal and financial details -- which might be later sold in a carder forum (used for identity theft).

Very interesting and sad commentary on how cyber criminals are on the attack, while a lot of people are in mourning, here.

One place, I recommend to send any of this (trash) you spot on this is to Castlecop's:

Phishing Incident Reporting and Termination Squad (PIRT)

They make sure this garbage gets reported to all the appropriate parties!

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