Cyberspace has become all pervasive. Every facet of a modern life has elements of cyberspace embedded in it. Therefore securing the cyberspace has become a necessity, which can no more be wished away. This space collate the news and views affecting the security of our cyberspace.
A new virus scam is circulating on Facebook that tricks people into downloading malware by asking them to open a fake CNN report about World War III. The story, using CNN logos, offer video footage of a breaking news story, but says users need to upgrade their Flash video software to watch.
The fake news page says that US attacks Iran and Saudi Arabia, and begins of World War III. When users ‘upgrade’, their PC gets infected with a trojan. Videos are often used as ‘bait’, because computer users are used to upgrading video software such as Flash, so installing software does not set off alarm bells.