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Oz PM health alert spammed with links to exploit

Published: 2007-02-19
Last Updated: 2007-02-19 14:10:37 UTC
by Patrick Nolan (Version: 2)
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We've received a report of a spammed email with a hyperlink that ultimately attempts to install malware. The email is targeting Austrailians, the email references a heart attack that the Prime Minister has suffered, of course no such heart attack has occurred.

The email tells the reader to go to Australia's "The Australian - keeping the nation informed" website but the link is not for the real "The Australian" website. The bogus link is to austr-news.c_oh_m.

Thanks for the report Eric!


AusCERT has issued an alert with additional details including the following malicious sites linked in variants of the email attack;


Thanks Nick!

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