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Jonathan Sullivan Week 6 Current Event SEC 280 – Introduction to Information Security Current Event Assignment (20 pts) You are to research a current event (CE) that pertains to security issues in industry. The CE must be an article that is no more than 1 month old. Your summary must at least fill this page – single spaced. Proof read your work for grammatical and spelling errors. Cut and paste work will receive a zero. Article Title: Malicious Facebook ad redirected to fake antivirus software Date of Article: April 12, 2010 URL of Article: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/041210-malicious-facebook-ad-redirects- to.html?page=1 Summary: Alright, so here’s the gist of it, this malicious advertisement was found on a Facebook application and what it did was redirect the users to some fake antivirus software. To the end user it looks just like a banner advertisement for greeting cards and was displayed on and off the Facebook application called Farm Town. The site that the users were redirected to was trying to sell fake antivirus
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