New Virus Scam Exploits London Bombings
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Like Christopher Pierson, the Tsunami Spammer before him, some sicko has decided to take advantage of the recent bombing in London, and to use them as a hook for his (or her) spam, which carries a Trojan horse to the victim’s computer.

The spam bearing the Trojan claims to offer a link to amateur video taken at the scene of the bombings of the London underground (subway) last week.


The spam has been sighted with the subject line “TERROR HITS LONDON”, and purporting to come from CNN.

The spam then invites the recipient to view an attached video, “London Terror Movie.avi”, which is, of course, the Trojan.

Of course, one can make the argument that the virus writers, like the viruses after which their wares are named, are merely being opportunistic. If their recipients didn’t have such prurient interests to which to appeal, well, then they wouldn’t be so appealing.

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One thought on “New Virus Scam Exploits London Bombings
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  1. Kiss the Spammer.. (keep it simple stupid) Fine the Spammer $ 1.00 and One day in Jail for each Spam Mail distributed. I believe this will slow the spam traffic down.

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