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Author Topic: Vuln. Alert: "UK's Chernobyl" Spam  (Read 1742 times)

Ehtyar

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Vuln. Alert: "UK's Chernobyl" Spam
« on: September 14, 2008, 04:32:39 AM »
Spam campaign claims nuclear disaster in London, but links to malware instead.

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A widespread spam campaign claims that a nuclear power plant on the outskirts of London exploded on Tuesday afternoon.

No such plant exists anywhere near London. The nearest is probably Dungeness B in south east Kent, some 77 miles (124km) by road from the capital.

The email claims to offer pictures of victims. In reality, the attached zip file is contaminated with a Trojan horse, identified by net security firm Sophos as Troj/Agent-HQE. Once the malware is installed, hackers can use it to spy on the victim's computer and steal information for financial gain.

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Re: Vuln. Alert: "UK's Chernobyl" Spam
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008, 08:11:56 AM »
I feel sorry for people who still haven't learned that you should never click files in random mail attachments.
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Re: Vuln. Alert: "UK's Chernobyl" Spam
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008, 05:51:05 PM »
I feel sorry for people who still haven't learned that you should never click files in random mail attachments.

I feel sorry for those people because they own computers. I bet they're miserable.