Secuity vendor, SurfControl is tracking a phishing and spyware scam targeting 2006 FIFA World Cup enthusiasts.
SurfControl said fraudulent emails claiming to be from MasterCard are offering free travel and tickets to the World Cup in Germany. Users are encouraged to click a link to claim the prize, resulting in key logger downloading to a desktop.
When the user accesses any variety of legitimate online banking sites, the key logger mimics the website, captures the personal banking information of the user and transfers it to an alternative destination. This activity has targeted the following bank sites: bradesco.com.br, itau.com.br, unibanco.com.br, bancoreal.com.br, caixa.gov.br and caixa.com.br.
SurfControl continues to monitor mailboxes to detect any other phishing scams and has added signatures for emails, websites and key loggers to its threat databases.
New scam targets FIFA World Cup fans
By Staff Writers on Mar 27, 2006 2:42PM