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Cybercriminals eye gold with Olympic Games scams

Taylor Armerding | Aug. 10, 2012
Bulk of phishing scams are unsophisticated, looking to take advantage of so-called 'low-hanging fruit.'

And Kevin McAleavey, cofounder and chief architect of the KNOS Project, called it, "a decades-old scam."Ã'Â It is the kind of thing, they say, that users ought to catch even if they don't have good anti-virus software.

"The usual advice applies," said Jaquith. "Beware of topical emails with links, even from people you know. Don't click unless you can verify the sender and the link."

McAleavey said if a user is suspicious, "don't click on links in emails without first copying it, then open a browser, paste it in and look at what you've got."


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