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Windshield scams: Scammers discover new way to distribute malware

  • Eve Blakemore

A post on Slashdot recently pointed to an interesting new method that scammers use to collect e-mail addresses and distribute unwanted and possibly dangerous software (also known as malware).

In Grand Forks, North Dakota several people found fliers on their cars that looked like parking tickets. The fliers directed them to a phishing Web site where, if they clicked on an executable file, malware was installed on their computer.

For more information about this scam, see Malware infection that began with windshield fliers.

To help avoid phishing scams, see Recognizing phishing scams and fraudulent e-mail and How to handle suspicious e-mail.


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