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July 21, – InfoSecurity
As always, online gangs are among the first to react to tragic news.
Online fraudsters have predictably jumped on the tragic downing of Malaysian flight MH17 to trick users to click on spammy and malicious Twitter links which could lead to malware infection, according to Trend Micro.
In a blog post on Friday, researchers at the security giant said it spotted suspicious looking online activity just hours after Malaysia Airlines tweeted its first portentous post about losing contact with the aircraft whilst it flew over Ukrainian airspace.
The tweets, written in Indonesian, used the hashtag #MH17 which soon began trending on the micro-blogging site.
They featured various .tk URLs which resolve to two IP addresses.
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