IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: Seven Security Attacks for Your Christmas Stocking

 
 
By Brian Prince  |  Posted 2009-12-17 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Seven Security Attacks for Your Christmas Stocking

by Brian Prince
 
-Tis the season to be jolly—especially if you write malware or are looking for an ocean of victims to phish. Botnet activity, as usual, is up during the season, with spammers and attackers trying to take advantage of the explosion in cyber-commerce that accompanies Christmas season. At McAfee, researchers have already seen e-mails from the Cutwail botnet using a Christmas theme, including a campaign that tries to lure recipients to Websites selling fake jewelry and Rolex watches. The spammers even go so far as to include a Better Business Bureau logo and a McAfee "Hacker Safe" icon their site.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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