Sudoku used as bait for adware download

Monday, 10 April 2006, 4:34 PM EST

It's common practice for hackers to attempt to trick users into visiting maliciously constructed websites by offering either warez or smut. These pages are designed to exploit various software vulnerabilities in order to install malware onto victims' machines.

Adware traffickers have now adapted the tactic to lure users into dangerous websites using a sudoku puzzle as bait. The game is functional, so users with vulnerable Windows PCs would have no idea that YazzleSudoku, an adware program, has been loaded onto their PC.

At The Register.

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