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New wave of USPS Scam

 February 3, 2012

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If you have received an email like the one below you need to be extremely cautious. It looks highly authentic and many people may feel that it has come from the USPS (United States Postal Service). The fraudulent email carries the subject line – “Track Your parcel NO#61271” and has...

Hijacking Facebook Credentials by Ramnit

 January 30, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The Ramnit Virus, which infects Windows executable and HTML files, spreads through removable media and was first detected more than 18 months ago. The Ramnit Virus use the tactics from the Zeus financial malware platform, which was discovered around 2007, and which has the ability to inject HTML code into...

Beware of Free Facebook Mugs Scam

 January 20, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

The ‘Free Facebook Mug Scam’ is somewhat different from the previous Facebook scams that we have seen. Similar to the previous scams, it redirects the users to complete online surveys. In addition to this, it steals the user’s Facebook email ID and it also installs a malicious browser plugin. So...

Beware of Fake FedEx Tracking Report Notification

 January 20, 2012

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Last week some of our customers informed us that they are receiving spam emails claiming to be from FedEx carrying the subject line: “FedEx Shipment Notification”. The email looks like this: The spam email contains a Zip file. Upon extraction, it presents an executable file named “FedEx_Tracking_Report_Notification_ID.exe”. This is a...

Fake emails – American Airlines

 January 18, 2012

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I have come across some significant activity related to spam email messages that are pretending to be from American Airlines. This email misguides the user that his purchased ticket scan copy is attached with this email and asks him to print it for use. The email has “Ticket.zip” as an...

Beware of ‘Steve Jobs Alive’ spam

 January 18, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

News about the death of Steve Jobs has been exploited by cyber-criminals by sending spam emails associated with this incident. The spam mail may have one of the following subjects: – “Steve Jobs: Not Dead Yet” – “Is Steve Jobs Really Dead?” – “Steve Jobs Alive!” – “Steve Jobs Not...

On-going Phishing Attacks on Email Services

 January 13, 2012

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A series of phishing attacks aimed at stealing Gmail and Yahoo user login information is on the rise. I believe that the attacks were part of a larger campaign aimed at stealing user data and compromising computer systems. If the users enter the login details on such phishing links, then...

Android Rougeware targeting “Stevens Creek Software”

 January 12, 2012

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We have received a new malicious Android malware which is using the names of popular games and applications published under the name “Stevens Creek Software” to get installed on the user’s mobile. And the interesting thing about this rogueware is that unlike other Android malware which ask for numerous permissions...

Google chrome update

 January 6, 2012

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Google Chrome has released a new version, 16.0.912.75, to fix three high severity security issues. The details about these issues can be found at: http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2012/01/stable-channel-update.html Most users will get automatically updated to the latest Chrome version. It is recommended to apply this update if you don’t have version 16.0.912.75.

Beware of Scam – RBI offering unclaimed funds through lottery

 December 13, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

This scam email claims to be from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) office. The email is quite well crafted and carries a certain degree of professionalism in its wording. Scammers are offering unclaimed money from none other than the Reserve Bank of India and are claiming that the RBI...