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Yellow Parking Violation Fliers on Windshields Get Drivers to Visit Malicious Website

Security expert and malware analyst, Lenny Zeltser has examined a creative malware distribution method in the real world where fliers placed on windshield of cars scare drivers into visiting a malicious website. Zeltser writes:

“Several days ago, yellow fliers were placed on the cards in Grand Forks, ND. They stated: ‘PARKING VIOLATION This vehicle is in violation of standard parking regulations. To view pictures with information about your parking preferences, go to website-redacted’ ... If you went to the website, you’d see several photos of cars on parking lots in that specific town…”

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Source The Famous Brett Watson  –  Feb 4, 2009 3:36 AM

The source of this newsbite is SANS, so far as I can tell. Further details likely to be of interest: the website in question coaxes users to install malware under the guise of “picture search toolbar”. If installed, the malware generates fake security warning dialogs which coax the user to download and install fake antivirus software. The “picture search toolbar” malware uses an affiliate ID, so one can reasonably assume that the fake parking violation fraudster is being paid per infection by the fake antivirus fraudster.

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