Fake Obama Victory E-Mail Contains Computer Virus
While Barack Obama's election to the office of President has been cause for plenty of Internet celebration, it has also -- indirectly -- been the cause of strife for some Internet users due to a malware attack using the President-Elect's name, Sophos.com investigates.
Sophos investigators have uncovered numerous spam e-mail campaigns baiting potential victims with promises of Obama's acceptance speech footage and election results. Generally, these malicious pages will prompt viewers to download viruses disguised as video players, or other such programs.
Identifying the malware as the type known both as Mal/Behav-027 and Mal/Heuri-E, the folks at Sophos promise to continue monitoring its development and issue warnings accordingly. How to protect yourself? Well, for one thing, be wary clicking on any random links in e-mails, and make sure your anti-virus software is up-to-date. (AVG Anti-Virus offers a free version of itself that's quite good!) [From: Sophos.com]
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