The new Pope Francis is making news lately, and bad computer geeks out there are trying to cash in the best they can.
The newest scam to make the rounds is a drive-by malware campaign that uses a fake CNN article to get people to log into an infected website. Once people open the website, it infects their workstation with the “Blackhole Exploit Kit”. This is the #1 cybercrime tool to deliver all kinds of malware.
Beware of email from “CNN Breaking News” with the following subject lines:
– Opinion: Family sued new Pope. Exclusive!
– Opinion: New pope tries to shake off the past
– Opinion: Can New-Pope Benedict be Sued for the Sex Abuse Cases?
Drive-by attacks use a link to an infected Website instead of including the malware in the email attachment, and have become a popular delivery system. This latest campaign is part of the current bad geek effort to use current news events to try to entice people to log into infected websites, and thus distributing spam and malware.