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Malware attack through Facebook photo tag notification

 July 24, 2012

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

This is a warning for Facebook users. A fraudulent email is circulating on the Internet claiming to be from Facebook and saying you’ve been tagged in a photo. The email probably looks like this: On a closer look the email is from “notification @faceboook.com” and not from a “Facebook.com” domain. This...

Phishing Scam: Axis Bank

 June 28, 2012

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Phishing scams are commonly carried out with specially crafted emails which look a lot like legitimate ones. Anybody who is new to the Internet can be easily tricked by a sophisticated phishing scam that attempts to get valuable information. Scammers send bulk emails to random email addresses in their possession....

Are you the Spam – Junkie?

 June 16, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Isn’t the Internet just the perfect thing? You log on to your email account and viola! Your friends, relatives, colleagues, close, semi-close and not even close people are just a ‘send’ away. Even the cute picture of a baby dressed in a pumpkin suit that you absolutely loved can be...

Fake USPS emails continue

 June 15, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Here at Quick Heal we constantly warn Internet users about the continuous outbreaks of fake USPS email scams. We have observed a continuous increase in the percentage of fake USPS emails over the past few months. Given below are some stats about the percentage of fake USPS emails out of the total...

Rougeware “Data Recovery” through Fake USPS email

 May 15, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

A few days backs I posted a blog regarding fake USPS (United States Postal Service) emails. Today I have once again come across a similar sort of fake email which pretends to be from USPS with the subject: “Your postal label is available.” The mail states that USPS failed to...

A few tricks to avoid the ‘Phishing’ trap

 May 11, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Phishing is a technique that scammers use to obtain personal information by posing to be from a legitimate source. As a result, there are many people who fall for phishing emails. We regularly update this blog with details about fraudulent emails that attempt to phish for information, but now we...

RBI Phishing scam: “Important account updates as a matter of urgent”

 May 8, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Today I come across a fraudulent email which is exclusively designed for carrying out phishing attacks on several Indian banks like State Bank of India (SBI), Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Union bank, ING Vysya and many more. This email pretends to be from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)...

Outbreak of fake USPS emails

 April 19, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Attackers are extensively targeting Internet users by spreading fake USPS (United States Postal Service) emails. This time there are some slight changes in the content of the email but it is nothing that we have not seen before. The subject line reads: “You need to get a parcel”. The email misguides...

Rogueware through fake USPS email

 April 13, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Once again a USPS (United States Postal Service) fraudulent email is getting circulated over the Internet. The email pretends to be from USPS.com and presents a genuine looking reason which compels the user to open the attached file. The email states that there is an error regarding delivery address and then...

New Visa/Mastercard Scam

 April 3, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Today, we’ve received another phishing email purporting to be from Visa with a spoofed email address.The fake mail carries a subject line: “Security Notice”. It has an attached html file “VisaMasterCard.htm”. The mail instructs the users to download the attached file and fill it up in order to get security...