Olympic malware poses as US Women’s Gymnastics scandal video

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

SophosLabs has intercepted a malware campaign that has been spammed out, exploiting interest in the London Olympics which are currently making headlines and filling TV schedules around the world.

The emails, which have been spammed out so far in limited numbers, all have a subject line designed to entice sports fans into opening the messages:

Huge scandal with the USA Women’s Gymnastics Team on the 2012 London Olympics

Part of the email reads:

Recent Olympic gold medal winner, USA Women’s Gymnastics winner Gabrielle Douglas, faces a lifetime ban after reportedly testing positive to banned diuretic furosemide. With details of the case still emerging, British Olympics Committee has ordered a suspension of the athlete until final results arrive.

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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.

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