There just resorting to new type's of attacks.
Hackers Use Real World To Lure Victims
Posted on: Friday, 6 February 2009, 07:25 CST
Hackers have begun to use fake parking tickets as a way to lure users onto fraudulent websites.
The fake tickets, found on vehicles in Grand Forks, North Dakota, directed users to a website alleging to have photos of the parking violation. Once on the website, users were tricked into downloading a virus.
According to anti-virus firm McAfee, the Vundo Trojan tricks users into installing fake anti-virus software.
The fake violation tickets were printed on yellow paper and contained the message: "PARKING VIOLATION This vehicle is in violation of standard parking regulations.”
The ticket also directed drivers to a website were they could "view pictures with information about your parking preferences.”
According to the SANS Institute, an internet security watchdog, the website instructed users to download an application to view the photos of their violation.