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19 July 2007, 12:47

Brazil air crash spawns trojan web site

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The crash of a TAM Airbus 320 at Congonhas airport,Sao Paulo, Brazil two days ago has aleady been exploited by attackers attempting to spread an as yet unspecified trojan downloader. A link in an email purporting to direct recipients to a help line apparently points to a compromised Korean web site that has previously been used by Brazilian attackers to distribute malware. As indicated by a report from security service provider Websense, the message is in Portugese and is clearly directed at the families and friends of the victims.

On a previous occasion in April this year, mass shootings at a US technical college triggered a frenzy of speculative domain name registrations. The current incident is even more ghoulish, preying as it does directly on the bereaved.


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