Since the Boston Bombing incident on April 16, people around the globe have been scouring the Internet for the latest news and updates from the incident. Taking advantage of this need for information, cyber criminals have begun targeting people by sending them malicious links with names ‘news.html’ through emails, Kaspersky Labs reports. Also Read - Kaspersky Lab to transfer its' customer data to Zurich by 2019
According to the report, some of these links take a user to a perfectly safe-looking YouTube video, but after a delay of about a minute activates a malicious executable file. Kaspersky Labs have detected the threat as being a ‘Trojan-PSW.Win32.Tepfer.*’. Once this Trojan is activated on a machine, the malware tries to connect to several IP-addresses located in Ukraine, Argentina and Taiwan and could get access to the sensitive information on your computer. Also Read - User data transmitted over 'HTTP' at great hacking risk: Kaspersky
Kaspersky advices you not to click on any link attached in an email that promises you the latest happenings in Boston and stick to Twitter or recognized news websites.