Posts Tagged ‘trojan’

The Poisoned Web?

Monday, June 15th, 2009

I was reading some article on the Register just now and one of the doubleclick ads was for OpenOffice. “Gosh, Free Software really has gone mainstream”, I thought, although the domain name of the target was a little odd; I clicked on it anyway (wear rubbers!) and ended up on www dot openoffice dash dash plus dot info slash nl slash and .. whoa. That’s a fascinating way of getting people to download a very big, presumably very poisonous, .exe file. It’s a good thing that the site is a mish-mash of Dutch and Spanish, as that might tip off some potential victims that this is not entirely kosher.