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Feb 5 2009   4:14PM GMT

Overheard – How a windshield becomes an attack vector

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

An enterprising group of criminals has been using a real-world scam in an effort to spread malware. The attacks reportedly began with a series of phony parking tickets issued in Grand Rapids, North Dakota. Individuals had the tickets placed under their windshields along with instructions to visit a website.

Shaun Nichols, ‘Parking ticket’ scam brings malware infection

Of course, the website was a malware drop.  Lenny Zeltser (SANS Institute) explains how the scam worked. Later on, McAfee’s Avert Labs Blog identified the Trojan as Vundo.

Remember the good old days when phishing stayed on the Internet where it belonged?

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