Hackers use BBC story to bait IE exploit

Monday, 3 April 2006, 1:46 PM EST

Hackers are using excerpts from BBC news stories as a lure to trick surfers into visiting a website that exploits a new, unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer.

The spam emails contain excerpts from actual BBC news stories and offer a link to "Read More". Surfers who follow this link are taken to a spoof copy of the BBC story hosted on a maliciously constructed site.

At The Register.

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