Malware thrown on California bush fires

Scareware burns incautious surfers

California bush fires that have destroyed 50 homes and ten commercial buildings – and claimed the lives of two firefighters – have become the latest lure for malware scams.

Surfers searching for information about fires in the Auburn area using terms such as "auburn fire map" are presented with a list that includes pointers to sites harbouring malware, Reg reader Michael Fingleton warns.

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