LOST Series - Virus Attack
May 24, 2010 10:47am CST
I am sure all of you are aware that the ABC's television series Lost finale had just been aired. Lost fans searching for secrets of the ABC show's final episode may be in for a nasty surprise. PandaLabs, a unit of computer company Panda Security, said it has detected a new distribution method for a kind of malware called the MySecurityEngine fake antivirus. Most recently, the malware has affected searches related to Lost, which will have its final episode this Sunday. Anyone who clicks the links will get a prompt to accept a file download, which then installs the malware on the computer. FYI, other search terms for TV shows and films being exploited for malware include "Glee," "Family Guy" and "Iron Man 2." So, for all LOST fans out there, please be warned! Ref: http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/television/article/811790--lost-searches-tied-to-computer-virus
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26 May 10
Finally there is one that I don't have to worry about too terribly. I always heard people talking about Lost, but would you believe that I never saw one single episode of it. And, even though my friends were always talking about it, I didn't feel the need to look for episodes of it online to watch either. It is just not my kind of thing. However, I will be extra vigilant to watch out for the virus that you've mentioned when I am searching for television related content online.
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27 May 10
dorannmwin, I quote: "....I will be extra vigilant to watch out for the virus that you've mentioned when I am searching for television related content online." Kudos here! Hope you would remember this as I just had a friend who had to reformat his computer an hour ago and loosing an unsaved 4 days work. So, do take care.