Invading The Real World!: Fake Parking Tickets Used To Spread Computer Viruses

February 9, 2009


Hackers operating around Grand Forks, North Dakota (not to be confused with Giant Spoons, South Dakota) have been issuing fake parking tickets in order to get their victims to download viruses from a website.

Drivers found the following message on the yellow ticket on their windscreen: "PARKING VIOLATION This vehicle is in violation of standard parking regulations".

The ticket then instructed drivers to visit a website, where drivers could "view pictures with information about your parking preferences".

Anti-virus firm McAfee says the Vundo Trojan then gets users to install a fake anti-virus scanner.

Listen folks, if you don't want to fall victim to this sort of scam, you need to do what I do: not be a senior citizen.

Parking ticket leads to a virus [bbcnews]

Thanks to Bungo, who doesn't pay parking tickets because they're just a sorry attempt by the man to keep him down.

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