ONLINE: Beware of 'Naked World Cup' e-mails
Some hackers try to trick computer users with nude photos.
Others have preyed on their interest in the World Cup.
One hacker has combined the two to attack computers around the world.
The Sixem-A worm has infected the computers of soccer fans by tricking
them into clicking on attachments that disable their security software
and distributes a virus to other e-mail addresses. Various subject
lines used to tease fans into opening the infected attachments include
"Naked World Cup game set" and "Soccer fans killed five teens."
One of the messages sent by the Sixem worm reads: "Nudists are
organizing their own tribute to the world cup by staging their own nude
soccer game, though it is not clear how the teams will tell each other
apart. Good photos ;)."
"While some recipients might find nude
football an attractive prospect," Graham
Cluley, senior technology consultant at anti-virus
software firm Sophos, "this is one worm you don't want to
catch sight of, as you'll be playing straight into the hands of
World Cup-themed viruses caused problems during the 1998 and 2002 World
Cup. Hackers are already using the 2010 World Cup as a hook. They tried
to gain access to fans' bank accounts by asking them to pay for tickets
they've won in a nonexistent lottery.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Gold Cup: Chicharito out with broken collarbone July 2, 3:33 a.m. |
Mexican star Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, who has been linked to a move to MLS's Orlando City, ... What They're Saying: Jill Ellis July 2, 2:29 a.m.
"I have absolute faith and trust in our medical team to do the right thing. I ... What They're Saying: Sepp Blatter July 2, 2:21 a.m.
"I am a religious person and pray, too. I own a golden cross that has been ... Video Pick: Carli Lloyd recalls Jersey roots July 2, 2:14 a.m.
If you want to know more about U.S. Women's World Cup captain Carli Lloyd, scorer of ... Three takeaways from Japan-England July 2, 2:09 a.m.
Defending champion Japan returned to the Women's World Cup final thanks to a 2-1 win over ... ICYMI | MLS: 'Sky is the limit' for Fire's Magee July 2, 1:58 a.m.
The return of 2013 MLS MVP Mike Magee comes at a good time for the Chicago ... Jordan Morris will miss at least month with stress fracture July 2, 1:25 a.m.
Rampant speculation over the short-term and long-term futures of Stanford University and U.S. forward Jordan Morris ... Open Cup: Red Bulls pound Cosmos, SKC's Dywer hits four July 2, 1:17 a.m.
A year ago, the New York Red Bulls were crushed by the New York Cosmos, 3-0, ... USL Roundup: Schuler on the way back July 1, 11:42 p.m.
Defender Chris Schuler, an important player for Real Salt Lake, marked his comeback by playing for ... U.S. Abroad: Cody Cropper joins MK Dons July 1, 8:22 p.m.
American goalkeeper Cody Cropper has signed with MK Dons, which last season won promotion from the ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives