Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Criminals push malware by 'losing' USB sticks in parking lots

Finders keepers...or so it seems that's what a cybercriminal was counting on in order to hack into DSM's corporate network.

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Employees of the Dutch branch of the multinational chemical company recently found several USB sticks on the ground in the company parking lot which appeared to be lost by their original owner. When DSM's IT department examined the sticks, they were found to be loaded with malware set to autorun on company computers and harvest employee login credentials.

Did a cybercriminal drop these infected USB sticks in the company parking lot in hopes that unsuspecting employees would find and use them?

Don't let cybercriminals outsmart your CU's personnel. Read the full article for more details.

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