Most of us are suckers for the latest news, especially when it’s big news. Celebrity deaths, major weather events, political scandals… the list goes on and on. Malware and virus makers are using our interest in these stories to infect computers. The attackers send out emails or instant messages with links to a video of one of these events, and users are infected when they go to the “news” site.
More on this method of malware attack can be found in this article at PC World.
As always, be careful what you click on and be sure to have updated antivirus software running at all times. If you do get infected with a virus, please feel free to contact me and I will remove it and get your computer back up and running as fast as possible.