Fake Vancouver Winter Olympic Videos Spreading Malware
It certainly didn't take attackers long to take advantage of the Olympic Winter Games, which began today in Vancouver. Within minutes of the completion of the opening ceremonies, Twitter messages were appearing from an account called gamesvancouver. The shortened URL displayed promises footage of the opening ceremonies but instead redirects users to a page that is effectively a mirror image of the official web page for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Upon closer inspection, however, it can be seen that the domain name used by the site is a slight misspelling of the official site, replacing a 'u' for an 'n' in the vancouver2010.com domain name.