September 2, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

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...

Caution: Government of India Compensation Scam

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 August 23, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Some people are not content with being duped once and the worldwide army of fraud practitioners is happy to oblige them with a second opportunity. This second chance comes in the form of compensation to some Indian JOB SEEKERS so that they can start with their own business. This phishing...

Caution – The Fake Job Scam

 August 22, 2011

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Online job frauds just get bigger, smarter and more authentic. With so many people currently looking for jobs, there are more scammers out there than ever. It’s unfortunate that unscrupulous people try to prey on those who are looking for legitimate jobs, but it does happen. Online job boards and...

FedEx Spam Mail Leads Users To Install Fake AV

 August 17, 2011

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A new spam email pretending to have arrived from FedEx is being discovered in the wild. This spam mail includes a subject line like “FedEX Notifications”. The mail also carries an attachment which contains details about a supposed delivery. The mail asks the user to extract this attachment. Upon extraction...

Fake SMS Scams On Rise

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 August 9, 2011

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Fake SMS scams are on the rise over the last few months. Fraudsters are mass spamming mobile users with fake messages claiming that they have won some lottery or lucky draw from the UK. Below are some of the scam messages: BT.UK: YOUR GSM NO. HAS WON 500,000GBP IN BTELECOM...

Beware of ‘Wrong Transaction’ Hotel Spam

 July 30, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

If you get an email message telling you a hotel has erroneously charged your credit card account, be careful. The odds are that it’s part of a new spam campaign that could infect your computer. The messages started popping up in recent days and there are already many variants of...

IDBI Bank Phishing Scam

 July 29, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

It is now IDBI Bank getting targeted for phishing attacks. A mail carrying subject line : “IDBI BANK VERIFICATION MESSAGE!!” is being circulated containing an .html file as an attachment. If you click to open the .html file, it displays a fake IDBI bank login form. This form gets displayed...

“You have 1 message from Twitter Administration” Spam

 July 28, 2011

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Have you seen the following message? It is a new fake Twitter administrator spam message that is being circulated. A new social engineering trick involves using Twitter-like emails to encourage users to click on links. The link, of course, doesn’t go where it claims to go. You’ll only find out...

MasterCard spam leads to Fake AV

 July 28, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

We’re seeing a significant “spam attached malware” campaign in the past 48 hours with different attachment MD5s. 3305f83abf31fc66fa8f588b35be8eb2 8e3331b64a5884e1ef4f4c8a3d09bc7a The username portion of the email sender is random, using a classic misspelling that has been consistent. Usernames are a single word, followed by a “.”, “_” or “-“, followed by...

IRS Notification Letter Email scam

 July 26, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The Chepvil malware which comes via email as an attachment is using another trick to spread itself. You may receive an email stating to be from and with the subject line – “IRS Notification Letter”. The email is as shown below: The attachment comes with the name ‘IRS document.rar’....