Malicious porn Spike spammers lead to malware

In preparation for yesterday’s media shindig about the new Sophos Security Threat Report, I prepared a couple of videos with help from Dmitry in the Vancouver branch of SophosLabs.

It turned out that I didn’t get to use the videos yesterday, but I thought you would be interested in watching them.

Here’s a video we have made about how hackers plant messages in the comment section or blog areas of legitimate sites, that claim to link to a sexy video or adult content but actually are directing people to a malware infection.

In the following example, messages have been posted on the website of Spike TV, claiming to contain links to more X-rated content on PornTube. Of course, if you click on the link you could be in for a nasty surprise as this video demonstrates:

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I think a lot of people need a strong reminder that hackers are exploiting the web more and more these days to spread their scams and malware. Download the Sophos Security Threat Report 2009 to learn much more about how cybercriminals are using the internet to their advantage, and ensure that you are protected.