Pope sued over sexual abuse and not wearing seatbelt? Fake CNN and BBC news alerts spread malware

Malware campaigns spammed out in the last 24 hours have pretended to be breaking news stories from the likes of CNN and the BBC.

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Fake Pope on Twitter dupes thousands of followers, says he’s loved more than Santa Claus

Many people are following a Twitter account which claims to belong to the new Pope.

And, as we all know, cybercriminals love to take advantage of a hot news story to spread attacks and dupe people into clicking on links without thinking.

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Pope Benedict XVI to resign – Twitter sex spammers exploit breaking news story

Within seconds of the news breaking that Pope Benedict XVI was to resign, spam began to appear on Twitter taking advantage of the story.

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