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Facebook scam – Free Ray-Ban Sunglasses and TOMS shoes

 May 3, 2012

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Facebook is flooded with new scam messages which say “Free Ray-Ban Sunglasses and TOMS shoes”. This time scammers are using popular brand names like Ray-Ban sunglasses and TOMS shoes to trick Facebook users. This is a similar sort of Facebook scam wherein free merchandise is advertised. The scam lures users by giving them the prospect...

Outbreak of fake USPS emails

 April 19, 2012

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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

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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...

Malware Attack through Fake YouTube Video

 March 23, 2012

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Internet users are being warned about the latest disguise being used by malware authors in their attempt to infect people’s PCs. The fraud email shown below pretends to be from YouTube and carries the subject line – “Your video on the TOP of YouTube”. Quick Heal proactively blocks this email...

Rogueware through Fake FedEx email

 March 22, 2012

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Another FedEx fraudulent email is getting circulated on the Internet. The attacker is slowly trying to get more innovative as time goes by. The email pretends to be from fedex.com and presents a convincing reason for the user to open the attached file. The email says that the package weight...

Beware of Scam- RBI Official Payment Notification

 March 20, 2012

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This scam email pretends to be from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) office and also carries a doc file as an attachment. In the doc file, well-crafted and professional looking statements are used by the scammer to trick the user. The scammer is offering the user some unclaimed money...

Facebook Scam – I just hate RIHANNA

 March 15, 2012

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There is nothing new about the fact that scam artists are once again using a celebrity’s name to spread their spam on Facebook. This time it’s Rihanna whose name is embroiled in the scam. This spam message, “OMG – I just hate RIHANNA after watching this video” followed by a...

Malware through online songs website

 March 12, 2012

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Music is most people’s entertainment choice across various platforms. There are many websites which provide features and facilities to listen to music online and to download some music as well. Yesterday I visited a website “http://www.hamara-sangeet.com”. It is an online radio service for Indian songs, where you can find some...

No Internet starting March 8? Not really!

 February 22, 2012

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There are news stories going around that there will be a complete blockage of the Internet from 8th march. Well this is not the complete and true story. Only the users who are affected with the ‘DNS Changer’ trojan will be facing the Internet blockage and not all the users....

Insufficient update causes systems to underperform

 February 16, 2012

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On 15th February, 2012 a update released at 14:10 IST caused some systems to hang (respond slowly). After the issue was identified the incomplete update was removed from all download servers by 16:40 IST. It is a request to all affected users to follow the steps given below: 1. Click...