How could a fake parking ticket possibly lead to a virus on your computer? It goes something like this: You walk out of a store and notice a yellow ticket on the windshield of your car. It's apparently a parking violation, and it directs you to a specific website. Once at the website, there are in fact photos of cars from your area that are supposedly illegally parked along with instructions to download a tool that will show you your own vehicle and explain why you were ticketed. You click to download. Presto. You've been struck by... a smooth criminal. That download is actually a Trojan horse virus.

This new tactic, though certainly creative, is an alarming reminder that unscrupulous individuals will always try and find new ways to trick their victims. Experts warn that attacks combining "physical and virtual worlds via objects that point to websites" could become a much more common tactic in the coming years. Thanks for the tip, NetAddict!

[Source: BBC]

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