Sophos: Hackers exploit demonstrations in Burma to spread infections
September 2007 by Sophos
Email links to Dalai Lama’s genuine website, but attachment is malicious.
Taking advantage of international concern regarding the daily demonstrations in Burma, IT security and control firm Sophos has cautioned computer users to be wary of a malicious email which claims to be a message of support for monks and other protesters in Burma from the Dalai Lama. In reality, however, it carries a malicious attack designed to infect the recipient’s PC.
The email reads as follows:
’Dear Friends & Colleagues, Please find enclosed a massage from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in support of the recent pro democracy demonstrations taking place in Burma. This is for your information and can be distributed as you see fit.