Pope sued over sexual abuse and not wearing seatbelt? Fake CNN and BBC news alerts spread malware

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Don’t believe everything you read – because if you do, cybercriminals are going to take advantage of your gullibility and infect your computer with a Trojan horse.

Malware campaigns spammed out in the last 24 hours have pretended to be breaking news stories from the likes of CNN and the BBC.

Here are some examples, claiming to be a breaking news alert from CNN, which have focused on arresting news stories around the new Pope.

Some of the messages are quite farcical…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.