Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Be cautious about in all dealings with the internet

I find this fascinating: Expert: Fake UND parking tickets a new phishing tactic. Some criminals faked parking ticket notices with directions to contact a web site. Once there the victim was told to download a file, and soon their PC was infected.

Lenny Zeltser, a computer security expert, said: "Truly, I have not seen such a creative approach in starting the infection chain before."

I remember reading that for the amount of time most crook spend getting ready for a crime, committing a crime, and then some times being in jail, they would be better off working at Jack-in-the-box.

One lesson from this is to be very, very, very careful about ever downloading a file from an untrusted web site.

(Hat tip: Risks)


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1 comment:

Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

WOW thanks for the tip. Sigh. Already the internet has ruined the ball pit and the saying hi to strangers thing. :p