08/11/2008

Beware of the ‘Obama’ in your Inbox

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Many people who searched the internet to get the video of Obama’s speech, have unwittingly fallen prey to the Trojan virus as hackers have used this to spread malware and virus.

Sensing an opportunity, hackers spammed inboxes with email ostensibly containing a link to Obama’s speech. In reality, the link led to a malicious website where the viewers unwittingly downloaded a root kit to their computers. From then on, the hackers took over.

Therefore, Internet security companies ask users to be wary of emails containing the word Obama. Sometimes the emails have an attachment with an exe. File.

So beware of the Obama in your Inbox. 
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