This tactic uses a simple message that reads "Hello!! FIFA World Cup 2010 scandal news, read attached document" as shown in the image to the right. The site that users are redirected to after clicking on the attachment is "hxxp://www.advanced[removed].com/xnu4ej/z.htm".
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Computer users are suggested to use caution when opening an email related to a recent event or popular news story. Hackers like to exploit current world events to persuade users to open spam emails and, inadvertently, download malware disguised as an email attachment. The 2010 FIFA World Cup is one of the most important sport events and hackers will take advantage of its media attention to spread malware attacks in form of email campaigns.
Do you get 2010 FIFA World Cup updates in your email inbox? Do you suspect that any of the 2010 FIFA World Cup related emails are spam messages?