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Royal Wedding spam, scams, and malware

Please be careful as several security firms are warning users to be careful with email and web searches related to this upcoming event.

Royal Wedding spam, scams, and malware http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/collection-of-royal-wedding-fakeouts.html
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/21/royal_wedding_scareware_scam/
http://blog.eset.com/2011/04/20/i-take-you-xpantispyware-to-be-my

QUOTE:  One of the most common ways to propagate malware through social engineering is to piggyback it on some attention-catching news event. This can be carried out using a variety of techniques and is certainly nothing new. One infamous example from 2007 was Win32/Nuwar (a/k/a the Storm Worm), which distributed through spam emails with current and/or sensational subjects.

Another one which is current these days is the upcoming British royal wedding. When searching keywords relating to this event (e.g., “middleton wedding dress idea”) in your search engine, malicious links are among the top results. And the category of malware which sits behind them hardly comes as a surprise – rogue anti-virus apps.

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