CNET: Back-to-school malware is hiding in those digital textbooks

CNET: Back-to-school malware is hiding in those digital textbooks. “Security experts are warning about back-to-school dangers for students who want to cut the cost of textbooks by accessing them online. Over the past academic year, cybercriminals targeting students attempted to attack Kaspersky users more than 356,000 times, Kaspersky Lab researchers said Monday. The majority of the malware was disguised as free essays, but textbooks accounted for roughly a third.” Oddly, the article talks about “students who want to cut the cost of textbooks by accessing them online” but refers to the textbook subjects most dangerous to K-12 students. Do K-12 students buy textbooks? I haven’t been in school for a very, very long time.

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