Poor baby George (not to be confused with Boy George). Just a few days old and he is already responsible for the hacking of potentially millions of computers around the world – albeit indirectly, of course.
As the wee Prince of Cambridge emerged blinking into the world, cybercriminals were obviously already plotting to jump on the royal baby bandwagon and take advantage of peoples’ keen interest in the birth of our youngest member of royalty.
Spam emails were fired out around the globe encouraging recipients to click on a link to live CNN coverage of Prince George of Cambridge.
Once clicked on, users were prompted to upgrade their flash plugin in order to watch the live stream. But there was no Prince George – just a nasty Zeus Trojan. A very unpleasant virus that exists simply to steal bank details.