Beware of Malicious Kate and William Royal Baby News Update Emails and Posts
Jul 30, 2013
Jul 27, 2013
Since the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge first baby, spammers have started capitalizing on this momentous occasion by sending out fake Royal Baby emails and posting social networking updates with links to malicious websites. Clicking on these links will take you to malicious websites that contain the “Blackhole Exploit Kit”, which will infect your computer with malwares like viruses, Trojan horses and spywares.
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A lot of these emails and posts are spoofed to appear as if they came from popular news websites like CNN, NBC, Reuters and BBC.
Some of these emails may claim to have videos and images of the Royal Baby on YouTube and other popular video sharing websites. But, these are disguised links that will take you to spam or malicious websites.
Look out for these links on popular social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. These links may also be found on other websites’ forum pages, blogs and in comments.
Most importantly, they may also be found in the search results of popular search engines. If you are searching for the “Royal Baby” using one of the popular search engines, please ensure that you do not visit unknown and untrustworthy websites, which show up in the search results.
So, if you receive any email with appears as if it came from one of the popular news websites, please go directly to that website by typing the name of the website in your web browser address bar, instead of clicking on the link in that email.
Once you are on the website, you can search from within the website.
If you are asked to enter your user name and password, personal information, email address, “Like” or complete a survey in order to view the images or videos of the “Royal Baby”, please do not. These are tricks often used by scammer and spammers to harvest their potential victims’ information that they may use to spam or scam them.
Remember to leave your comment and read the ones made by others below. And, please report malicious, phishing or scam email messages, social media posts and websites to us. You may click here to contact us, or forward the email messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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