McAfee Labs, Trend, and other security firms share an awareness of scams and malware attacks using the London Olympics as bait for users to disclose sensitive information or infect their computers with malware.
London Olympics 2012 – Scams and Malware attacks circulating
QUOTE: These mails inform the recipients that they have won a substantial amount of money. After contacting the lottery manager, the victims of these rip-offs will be asked to pay “processing fees” or “transfer charges” so that the winnings can be distributed. Do you imagine these lottery payments will ever be received? In some cases, the organizers ask for a copy of the winner’s passport, national ID, or driver’s license. With that personal information compromised, future identity theft activities are guaranteed.