Olympic malware poses as US Women's Gymnastics scandal video

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malware Olympic malware poses as US Women's Gymnastics scandal video

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Security blogger/tech consultant Graham Cluley posts about a new malware campaign that’s taking advantage of interest in the Olympics. The emails have a subject line designed to entice sports fans into opening the messages:  “Huge scandal with the USA Women's Gymnastics Team on the 2012 London Olympics"

The body of the message reads in part:

Recent Olympic gold medal winner, USA Women's Gymnastics winner Gabrielle Douglas, faces a lifetime ban after reportedly testing positive to banned diuretic furosemide. With details of the case still emerging, British Olympics Committee has ordered a suspension of the athlete until final results arrive. View the video on youtube now

However, the link takes you to a YouTube lookalike webpage that runs various pieces of JavaScript code, and asks users to download an Adobe Flash plugin to view the content.

As always, think twice before following links in unsolicited messages.

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