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Re: "Sex Scandal" Spam Campaign Targeting US Presidential Election
From: n3td3v <xploitable () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 15:11:25 +0100
On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 2:48 PM, n3td3v <xploitable () gmail com> wrote:
Is Marcus Sachs responsible?
Websense(R) Security Labs™ ThreatSeeker™ Network has discovered an
emerging email campaign which uses the US presidential election as a
social engineering mechanism to install information-stealing code on a
victim's machine. With less than 2 months before the start of the
election, emails are circulating with fake news of a sex scandal
affecting one of the candidates. Recipients of the email are
encouraged to view a video supposedly involving the Democratic
candidate Barack Obama. Users who click the link are shown a
pornographic video taken from hxxp://homemade*snip*.com/. While the
video plays for 14 seconds, malicious applications are installed on
the victim's machine.
Screenshot of example email:
"How do we get the attention of the next administration as they are
coming in?"--Marcus Sachs
"How do we play into the media and get their attention?"--Marcus Sachs
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