11. July 2010 · Comments Off on Fake YouTube page used to infect soccer fans · Categories: blog · Tags: , ,

Zscaler discusses yet another example of blackhats drawing unsuspecting fans to fake web pages containing malware. This time it’s a fake YouTube page designed to attract soccer fans during the World Cup.

I call this type of attack, “inside-out,” in the sense that the attacker draws an insider out to a web-page to initiate the attack rather than using the traditional “outside-in” direct attack method of finding and exploiting a network or application vulnerability. While traditional vulnerability assessments are still important, they do not provide the complete picture of your risks.

This is why we recommend a Next Generation Firewall or a Secure Web Gateway which offers protection from this type of social engineering attack.