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Gately Death Goes to Rogue AV

Postby Spudz » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:49 am

Monday, October 12, 2009
Gately Death Goes to Rogue AV Posted by WebSecurity @ 03:09 GMT

Stephen Gately (of Irish boyband Boyzone fame) passed away on 10 September 2009.

So here's what searching for news of his passing turned up:

Stephen Gately, rogue results

On checking the who.is for the website, we noticed this little detail: "Creation Date: 2009-10-09". Hmm.

Anyway, the site redirects visitors to a site that tells you:


http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001790.html
Spam - Uninteresting garbage quickly deleted.
Spammer - A parasitic worm intent on creating internet misery.

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Re: Gately Death Goes to Rogue AV

Postby Mystery » Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:29 am

I've been waiting for that :roll:
Why do geeks think Halloween and Christmas occur on the same day?
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Re: Gately Death Goes to Rogue AV

Postby Spudz » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:48 am

Indeed, any headline news is guaranteed good hits and by linking malware to then increases chances of more zombies being added to a botnet or illegal cash in their pocket grgr They have no morals what-so-ever. I get so =+\ angry that these parasites can spam year in, year out and introduce new malware yet rarely seem to get caught. kilstb
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