NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, July 28, 2008

Storm, the Feds and Facebook Posted by Patrik @ 19:12 GMT

Over the last few weeks we've seen a bunch of different Storm themes, and we don't blog about all of them because it would get pretty repetitive after a while, but it's interesting for us to follow them as the gang responsible is sometimes very innovative — and they sometimes fall back on tried and tested themes.

The latest round of e-mail, which started today, talks about the U.S. FBI gaining instant access to Facebook accounts.

Storm, the FBI, and Facebook

The e-mail attachment itself is almost a non-event as it's already detected by pretty much all vendors, but the theme is new.

And we've seen them change themes a lot during the last month.

June 23 - Beijing earthquakes/disaster
July 3 - 4th of July
July 8 - US invasion of Iran
July 21 - New US currency, Amero
July 24 - Love and postcards
July 28 - FBI & Facebook