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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: February 12, 2009 @ 1:26 pm

    Motorists get more than they bargained for

    Ciara O'Brien

    It seems as though a fine isn’t the only thing people have to worry about when they get a parking ticket – there might be a computer virus on the way too.

    According to the BBC, unsupecting motorists in the US who found a parking ticket on their windscreen were directed to a website where they could view pictures of the alleged offence. Instead, the site tricked them into downloading a virus, which came with its own fake anti-virus scanner. Definitely a more creative approach than the usual spam in your inbox.

    Can we expect more of it? Experts think so, according to that article. It just seems like a lot of effort to me.