Avian flu hits the Internet
All the excitement around bird flue may lead in the end to a virus epidemic – computer epidemic. According to Panda Software some scam group has used the public’s fear of the Avian flu to spread a computer virus infection.
A new Trojan horse, dubbed “Navia.a” by Panda Software, uses subject heads of “Outbreak in North America” and “What is avian influenza (bird flu)?” to dupe recipients into opening an attached Microsoft Word document. That’s when Navia.a goes old school: the Word document is infected with malicious macros.