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Palin Email screenshots could contain malicious code

Aladdin Knowledge Systems : 19 September, 2008  (Technical Article)
Aladdin confirms speed with which hackers exploit breaking news by disclosing malicious code containing screen shots of Sarah Palin Email accounts
This morning, Mr Ian Amit, director of security research for Aladdin eSafe at Israeli-based Aladdin Knowledge Systems identified Web sites that offer an archive containing image files of Sarah Palin's email account that have been altered to contain malicious code. Noting that news reports on the compromise of Sarah Palin's email account are less than a day old, it illustrates the incredible speed in which criminals are working to take full advantage of breaking news and the unsuspecting, average surfer looking for related media files. This clearly signals that e-crime follows current events - a tactic actually borrowed from web marketing techniques. Amit warns that those searching online for alleged screen shots of Sarah Palin's email account could easily end up running malicious code that can install a Trojan that ultimately steals data from the user's PC.
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