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Malware Circulating via Spam Messages

August 7th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

DarkFiber Consulting is aware of public reports of malware spreading via spam. It has been reported that malware is spreading in spam messages related to the upcoming Olympics and to fake CNN news reports. If a user clicks the link to one of these fake news reports they are prompted to install a Flash Player update. If users attempt to install the update, malware may be downloaded and installed onto their system.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to take the following preventative measures to help mitigate the security risks: