Why Hackers take advantage of global events
The discovery was first reported by Websense on their website and several anti-virus applications have already been updated to counter this attack.
The Why is obvious. There is always a massive increase in searches when events that are of global interest happen. This can be assassinations, wars or catastrophes for example. The more users search for a subject the higher the chance that they will land on a prepared website.
Here are some thoughts on how to protect your computer from falling into this trap.
- Keep your operating system updated. This is one of the most important rules. Update your system with the latest security patches
- Don't use Internet Explorer. Switch to another browser for increased security
- Don't log into Windows as an administrator
Can you think of anything else ? You could use a virtual PC or a tool like Sandboxie whenever you surf the Internet.Advertisement