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We’re currently seeing a spam run which involves a (fake) report from CNN saying that the US have started bombing Syria. Clicking the shortened link will lead to an exploit kit which targets older, vulnerable versions of Adobe Reader and Java. The attackers favor using the Java exploit over the Reader exploit, as Java exploits […]

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This fake CNN spam leads to malware on deltadazeresort.net:Date:      Tue, 30 Jul 2013 17:52:54 +0330 [10:22:54 EDT]From:      CNN [[email protected]]Subject:      CNN: Forbes: Angelina Jolie tops list of highest-paid actressesForbes: Angelina Jolie tops list of highest-paid actressesBy Sheridan Watson, EW.comJuly 29, 2013 — Updated 2014 GMT (0414 HKT)Angelina Jolie attends a June 2013 premiere […]

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Just like earthquakes, tsunamis and Justin Bieber screw ups, the birth of a royal baby in London in the UK provides spammers with a good hook to land their social engineering or malware on unsuspecting victims’ PCs. The AVG Web Threats Research Group found this one this morning. It’s a fake “live update” gimmick: You […]

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