• Fake AV Push for Royal Marriage

    Scammers have jumped on the bandwagon for the recently announced royal marriage to push Fake Antivirus software to web users.

    As part of a campaign to poison search results for popular topics, criminals have been tricking search engines into linking to malicious pages that attempt to persuade users into installing a fake update for Mozilla Firefox. The fake update installs malicious software on to the user's computer which displays harrassing messages to purchase antivirus software from the scammers.

    Websense has reported that 22.4% of search results in the Top 100 for big news stories are malicious links, overtaking searches for the adult industry at 21.8%. The same method has also been used in the past for other major news events such as Rememberance Day. Image results are also being used as an attack vector by scammers.

    More information on the attacks can be found here.
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. TopBanana's Avatar
      TopBanana -
      how come when i click on that i just get a message saying I cannot view because of priviledges ?
    1. CAM's Avatar
      CAM -
      Which link? They both work for me.
    1. pete's Avatar
      pete -
      Quote Originally Posted by TopBanana View Post
      how come when i click on that i just get a message saying I cannot view because of priviledges ?
      Because they've got Apache rules that only allow it to be accessed in a certain way (say clicking the link in an email) to make it harder to detect and remove the compromised site?

      Edit, wait - you mean the websense link? Works fine here.
    1. TopBanana's Avatar
      TopBanana -
      so how come it does the same when i click on the edugeek logo ?
  • Recent Posts

    minimoo

    PaperCut Client won't boot on startup

    Hi all,

    I should add that I'm not actually running this version of the script - I wrote this script with the aim of reducing wireless traffic

    minimoo Today, 07:08 PM Go to last post
    clareq

    Outlook losing settings

    The signature itself moves from machine to machine - it's the settings to use the signature on new mails or replies that resets every log-on.

    clareq Today, 06:26 PM Go to last post
    NotSoFast

    On-Line School Calendar

    I love Google Apps, but we have found event times sometimes display incorrectly for parents due to time zone settings. Having looked into it, I don't

    NotSoFast Today, 06:23 PM Go to last post
    Ephelyon

    Virtual Machines for Students

    We've got a separate Hyper-V host set up for this now. All VMs are set to revert to checkpoint every midnight and will auto-start every 5 minutes if

    Ephelyon Today, 06:21 PM Go to last post
    mdench

    Outlook losing settings

    Are you sure your AppData redirection is working? As the signatures are stored in %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Signatures


    Copy email signatures

    mdench Today, 06:11 PM Go to last post