Phishing eMail Leads to a Fake CNN Site That Installs Trojan


Another phishing email is circulating these days which appears as if it came from CNN, but it takes you to the Fake CNN Website that shows up a Video related to current Israel-Hamas conflict. When you click on it to play the video it promts you to download the lates version of Adobe Flash Player, which actually is a Trojan. Trojan is used to steal fifancial or other sensitive information.

Sam Curry, vice president of product management and strategy at RSA says, "The Trojan looks for encrypted communications between the computer and known financial institutions and when it sees data being sent it diverts it to a malicious third-party." Source

Different types of Trojans can be programmed for specific tasks. This Trojan is "SSL Stealer". This Trojan is not new one or a newly advanced piece of program. But What is new is the socially engineered application of this Trojan that exploits users concerned about the recent events in Gaza, says RSA Research Lab.

RSA discovered the attack early on Wednesday and has worked with others to get the fake site shut down. At a peak on Thursday as many as 80,000 of the phishing e-mails were being sent out, according to Curry.

You can visit the same Web Page below. Source

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