Cyber criminals who took advantage of Hollywood actor Heath Ledger’s death are at it again, this time attempting to lure unsuspecting Super Bowl fans. When users search for “Superbowl,” Google search results turn up the following:
Is the Super Bowl on cyber criminals’ social engineering lists? It does seem somewhat passé (even if the event is in two weeks). But what’s interesting in this case is that the malicious URLs are once again found in the servers of the Czech hosting provider believed to be hacked.
Our analysts have been in contact with CERT CZ and the Czech hosting provider but the malicious codes are still present as of this writing.
Trend Micro customers are protected from the harmful outcomes of these malicious URLs with the Web Threat Protection’s Web Filtering technology, effectively blocking the first-level malicious URL.
Information and screenshot provided by Research Project Manager Ivan Macalintal