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Caution – Apple Anniversary Awards Scam

 March 15, 2013

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Recently I came across an email which pretends to be from Apple corporate office. The email reads, that the company is conducting an Apple ongoing Anniversary award ceremony and that the reader is the lucky winner to have won the award of Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds (500,000.00) through...

Beware of Fake Complaint Emails from BBB

 October 18, 2012

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

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...

Gauss Malware – Updated version of Stuxnet

 August 20, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Gauss is a highly complex and sophisticated online banking malware that belongs to the same family as Flame, Duqu and Stuxnet. Gauss seems to be updated version of Stuxnet malware. Similar characteristics of these malwares are as follows: Use encryption method (XOR) Command and control (C&C) servers Use .LNK exploit...

New ICICI Bank phishing scam

 July 26, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

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...

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....

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...

Facebook scam – Kristen Stewart was taped drunk and having s#x

 May 8, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Once again Facebook is flooded with a new scam carrying a very bold message – “Kristen Stewart was taped drunk and having s#x”. With such a bold message the attacker tries to lure more and more victims towards his fatal intentions. If you click on the link to watch the video,...

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)...