No Treats: Beware Haunted Hacking Tricks

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Joke emails and comedy animations in the form of a desktop widget are loaded with a hidden backdoor. Variants of the infamous Storm Trojan worm used this trick.

Given the popularity of the series "The Walking Dead," you can bet a lot of zombies will be shuffling about on October 31. But trick or treaters aren’t the scariest thing about Halloween anymore. Your inbox can be a much more frightening place, and IT security managers are bracing for the next annual wave of haunted hacking tricks from cybercriminals. Just like a zombie, these attacks can infect you if you don’t keep them at arms’ length. ThreatTrack Security’s communications and research analyst Jovi Umawing tells us about five tricks you should look out for in the days and weeks leading up to Halloween.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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