Reblogged from the ITV Website
Online scam attemps to profit from Spain rail disaster
Last updated Fri 26 Jul 2013
Online criminals attempted to capitalise on the devastating rail disaster by sending out a stream of bogus news emails pertaining to be CNN updates in a scam to steal bank details, web security experts said.
A “steady flow” of messages designed to look like emails from CNN have been sent out this week, according to analysts at web security firm Appriver.
“Their aim is financial theft,” Troy Gill, senior security analyst at Appriver, said, adding that the same group had attempted a similar scam during the wait for for the first glimpse of the royal baby.
Appriver said it had “quarantined” more than 400,000 emails which feign to take viewers to a story about the train crash.
But the firm estimates the true number sent out would have been “at least several million”.