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NewsForge: Red Hat Email Scam: Hard Target or Harbinger for Linux?

“Linux devotees like to talk about the operating system and its
various distributions as pretty much invulnerable to the kind of
virus, worm, and trojan attacks perpetrated against Windows. The
recent Red Hat Linux email scam does not refute this idea, but it
does highlight the change in threat that comes along with a growing
and changed Linux user universe, which now includes newbies and
others who just might fall for an amateur phishing scam or other
trick.

“In fact, security experts such as Bastille Linux Project lead
developer and Intelguardians consultant Jay Beale, indicate there
probably were some Red Hat Linux users who fell for the bogus
Fedora ‘patch’ pitch, despite its apparent amateur assembly and
total divergence from Red Hat’s normal procedure for its
distributions…”

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Phishing Expedition Targets Red Hat/Fedora Users
(Oct 25,
2004)