Friday, February 06, 2009

BBC NEWS | Technology | Parking ticket leads to a virus

A malware innovator strikes in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Hackers have discovered a new way of duping users onto fraudulent websites: fake parking tickets.

Cars in the US had traffic violation tickets placed on the windscreen, which then directed users to a website.

Later in the article:

"Attackers continue to come up with creative ways of tricking potential victims into installing malicious software.

"Merging physical and virtual worlds via objects that point to websites is one way to do this. I imagine we'll be seeing such approaches more often."

BBC NEWS | Technology | Parking ticket leads to a virus

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