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 October 18, 2012

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Another email scam that uses the name and logo of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has continued to spread over the Internet. A majority of such emails carry the recognisable BBB torch logo and contain the subject line “Case #91492169”. These emails carry an attachment that contains a malicious executable file...
 October 16, 2012

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It is a known fact that malware threats over smartphones, especially on Android, are on the rise and have reached a large number of victims all around the world. To highlight this threat, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) issued a warning about the growing hazards of mobile malware and...
 October 16, 2012

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Fraudsters have gone one step ahead and started circulating e-mails that resemble the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) official letters. These emails appear to come from Mr. D. Subbarao, the Governor of RBI. Such con letters appear to come from the Funds Remittance Department of RBI and they tell the...

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Getting less tech-savvy family members, especially teenagers and younger children, interested in computer security is a thankless task. It is necessary to teach them the implications of security breaches along with the importance of preventive measures. Children and young adults are more vulnerable to security risks like viruses, phishing websites...
 September 1, 2012

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Fake BlackBerry account activation email A fake BlackBerry account creation email is doing the rounds. The content of the email is the same as a legitimate account creation message sent by RIM, but the attachment with this email is a source of concern. Downloading the attachment can lead to infection...
 August 28, 2012

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Another United Parcel Service (UPS) spam has been discovered and this involves emails regarding failed package deliveries due to a faulty recipient address. The emails carry different subjects like: Your parcel is not delivered Error in the delivery address ID#7277 Failure to deliver ID #92198 Print your postal label UPS...
 July 26, 2012

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Phishing, an attempt to steal banking details, is a serious problem faced by banks worldwide. Commonly, a phishing attempt appears as an e-mail that comes from a known institution like a bank or a popular online shopping website. I recently came across such an email which pretends to be from...
 July 24, 2012

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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...
 June 28, 2012

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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....
 June 15, 2012

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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...