What? There is no story.
It's a website operating a scam of some kind. They even use a CNBC
logo and header bar to pretend that they are CNBC and the website is
not a CNBC website.
Great story indeed. This website might check out as safe using the
Norton Safe Web test, but the subsequent links you are encouraged to
click on could well lead to a nice little viral drop on your
Someone has their account broken into, or, the meetup site was
Any way you look at it, this a great way to hack into a commercial
or government office. Simply match the meetup members list with
Linked In entries and the government employee list and find a
community group those people use, send out some stupid shit like the
dumb link, and when the fish come running, boom, virus installed.
Next, they'll email the thing to all their friends at work or
they'll even take it in to work on a USB key and boom, instant
access to the corporate systems, by simply circumventing the
firewall. This is social engineering at it's finest, it exploits the
weakest link in security, humans.
In case anyone is not aware, Oracle has released yet another JAVA
update, the most current version is 1.7.0_15.
Run the Windows Installer and remove all the Java installations on
Go to the Oracle website and download the JAVA package appropriate
for your machine and install it. If you're a Java developer, you
should know what to do.
Macintosh users should regularly check out the offerings from Apple.
Linux users should know what to do.
Regards, Richard Tomkins
On 25/02/2013 3:39 PM, lana wrote: