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MH17 spammers direct Twitter users to Zeus-ridden websites

Doug Drinkwater   

SC Magazine  

21 July 2014  

PA Consulting Group’s Edward Savage, a cyber security expert, is quoted in an article that examines how, in the aftermath of the MH17 tragedy which saw almost 300 people lose their lives in an airplane crash over Ukraine, cyber-criminals are taking advantage by leading social media users to malicious websites.

Edward says that this news is the latest example of why people should be careful about what links they click on when using social media websites: “This story is another good example of why you should be careful not to click on links unless you know they are to reputable and secure sites.

“It's another example of act in haste and repent at leisure. I know of a case where someone inadvertently downloaded key logging spyware through a dirty link. It took several months to be discovered and cost a major clean-up operation.”

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