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September 2011

Microsoft September2011 Patch Tuesday Released

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Microsoft has released 5 security bulletins covering a total of 15 vulnerabilities. All of these vulnerabilities are rated ‘Important’ by Microsoft, even though three of them could lead to remote code execution. The patches address elevation of privileged and remote code execution vulnerabilities and may require a restart of Windows....

Facebook Scam – NICKI MINAJ TAPE released

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A new Facebook Scam has been spreading around. This scam is related to the new Hip-Hop/R&B Superstar Nicki Minaj and has the words ‘sex tape’ in order to tempt many users. As per the scam – “Her boyfriend gave this tape to a BBC Reporter”. Once you click on it,...

Facebook Free T-shirt SPAM!

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Spammers keep on using different techniques to hijack social networking accounts. “Free Complimentary FB T-shirt” is observed to be the latest Facebook spam. This spam posts an image on your profile when you are infected. This image is shown below: You might notice that the link in the image is...

Phishing Attack – PayPal Account

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Scammers behind this PayPal scam send PayPal users an official looking email asking them to verify their account or identity. The email is addressed as “Dear PayPal Customer” and the email looks like an official PayPal email. It also carries an .html file as an attachment. The mail misguides users...

Your package has arrived!

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The email shown below seems to arrive from United Parcel Service (UPS) International Shipping Company but in reality it is not. In fact, it has a hidden link to a malicious website. It downloads a binary invoice[random_number].JPG.exe with double extensions which looks as if it is an image file. Quick...

DHL – Email Scam

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We all know if you want your ordered goods to be at your doorstep then you opt for DHL. But cyber-criminals are now taking advantage of DHL emails and they are now sending fake emails with the same format to random users. The email shows up the following screenshot: This...

Another Fake IRS Notification

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Recently we received the following email: This is a fake “IRS Notification”. As can be seen from the mail, it asks the user to fill up the following form: We have been seeing many such fake notification mails containing an attachment like “IRS document.zip”. After analysis we found that it...

Phishing Attack – SBI Bank

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Phishing is a common form of Internet scam. It is deployed to steal confidential financial information like bank account numbers, net banking passwords, credit card numbers, personal identity details etc. Indian banks are specially getting targeted by such attacks. We came across a mail which is targeting SBI customers and...

NACHA – ACH Payment Cancelled Scam

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An email purporting to be from NACHA, the Electronic Payments Association, is currently being fraudulently circulated to unsuspecting individuals and corporations. The email claims that a certain payment has been cancelled and then induces readers to download the attached ZIP file for details of said cancellation. The mail typically looks...

UPDATE YOUR E-MAIL SECURITY IMMEDIATELY (IUEU) SCAM!

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Today we received the following email: ************************************************************** From: “Squirrel Mail Development Team” Subject: UPDATE YOUR E-MAIL SECURITY IMMEDIATELY (IUEU) Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2011 19:14:23 +0700 X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000 X-EMLSPAM: 0 X-EMLSPAM-SCORE: -100 Dear E-Mail User Due to the package compromise of 1.4.11,1.4.12 and 1.4.13, we are forced...