Poisoned Angelina flick hits torrents
Salt tastes bitter
Cybercrooks have begun using booby-trapped QuickTime files to infect internet pirates' computers.
Malicious files posing as the recent Angelina Jolie film Salt are now available on file sharing networks. When users attempt to view these poisoned downloads a prompt is generated offering to download "update codecs" - actually fake files loaded with Trojan horse malware.
At first the attack was thought to rely on an unpatched flaw in QuickTime, but Apple told Trend Micro this is not the case, and the attack relies solely on social engineering trickery.
The attack is therefore unrelated to the discovery of an unpatched flaw in QuickTime involving the handling of streaming movie files. The flaw poses a crucial code injection attack threat for users of QuickTime version 7.6.6 for Windows, security notification firm Secunia warns. ®
Who the hell...
...downloads movies in QuickTime format?
Been done before
This is nothing new, dodgey QT files have been used for years on file sharing networks. I remeber seeing them back when LOTR 2 towers came out
Salt's crap anyway
Saw it at the cinema with the gf... it's not even that good. Wouldn't waste my time downloading it. "Predictable" doesn't even begin to cover it. Not even AJ being the star makes it worthwhile.
Grenade, for the scene on the barge when she kills everyone with 3 grenades and doesn't get a scratch on her.