Google Rediffmail Lottery Scam.

Today i received a mail as below.

from cox rooney
date Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 12:50 AM

Dear Winner

We are Pleased to inform you that you have won a prize money of ( £500,000.00 GBP ) by Google /Rediffmail Lottery inconjunction with the GOOGLE GMAIL CORPORATION. we collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online, Among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo, Hotmail and various Microsoft window users, we only select thirteen people every year as our winners,we are congratulating you for being one of the people selected. All participant were selected through a computer balloting system drawn from Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually.

This Lottery was promoted and sponsored by Google Corporation and a conglomorate of rediffmail and some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the commmunities where they have operational base

Winning Number ( G/4879LEV7)

How ever you will have to fill and submit this form to the events manager
1. Full name…………..
2. Contact Address……..
3. Age………………..
4. Telephone Number…….
5. Marital Status………
6. Sex………………..
7. Occupation………….

(Contact Director Lottery Department)
Name: Mr Cox Rooney
Director Lottery Department
The Google Rediffmail Corporation

The mail claims that it has been send by
“Director Lottery Department, The Google Rediffmail Corporation” and asks me to fill in the form which is very phishy.

Few hours after filling the form i received another mail as below.


to ————————————
date Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 7:09 PM
subject Welcome To United Nation Ofiice London??

Registered office 3 Whitehall Court,
London, SW1A 2EL
United Kingdom.

Dear Valuable Customer

Welcome To United Nation Ofiice London.

This mail is to officially inform you about the completion of your winning verification process and on the other hand to intimate you that your approved winning cheque of FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND GREAT BRITISH POUNDS {500,000.00GBP} which is equivalent to 40,200,000 INR(4Crores and 2lacs converted to india Rupess). Only is ready for delivery/pick-up.

We will only deliver the parcel to the address received from the GOOGLE CORPORATION AND REDIFFMAIL LOTTERY Through our affiliated courier company (FAIR WAYS COURIER) and the courier will only hand over the parcel to the beneficiary ONLY whom will sign for its collection. This individual must have a valid identification of him/herself as proof. Also we do not allow customers to send their friends or relatives to pickup their parcel on their behalf, due to security reasons.

Having considered all possible measures to convey your winning cheque to you, we resolve to use a special delivery company under the Diplomatic Umbrella here in UK (UNITED NATION OFFICE LONDON).We have made all necessary arrangement to convey your winning prize direct to your doorstep. Your name, phone number and address has been Received and sent to our affiliated courier in charge of the delivery.

Let it be known to you that all taxes has been paid by (GOOGLE CORPORATION AND REDIFFMAIL LOTTERY). Therefore, you will only be required to pay for the Clearing charges which is 32,000 INR only for the clearing of your consignment from the Indian custom upon the arrival of the delivery officer to your country India.

The delivery officer (Diplomat Mr Tom Cole) will personally present to you all the relevant documents and your winning cheque and certificate and also assist you throught all the process of remittance there in your home country (INDIAN).

You are advice to make the required 32,000 INR available to him once he arrives India toenable him fulfill the normal Indian customs clearing obligations at the International Airport so that your parcel FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND GREAT BRITISH POUNDS{500,000.00GBP} can be release to him by the Indian customs so that he can proceed to your address for the delivery. Please, you must keep secret of your winning until it arrives your doorstep for security reasons.

If this terms of our delivery your winning parcel is okay by you please get back to us immidiately,you are to reconfirmed your personal phone number, present home address and also with any of your passport size photograph for our diplomat to recongnised you as soon as he gets to your country India.

Note: you are to inform us about your decision within the next 24 hours before we commence delivery or it will lead to the return of your parcel.

On behalf of the entire members and staff of The GOOGLE CORPORATION AND REDIFFMAIL LOTTERY and the British gaming board, I want to congratulate you and your family for this wonderful opportunity. We await your urgent reply to this mail. Upon the receipt of this email kindly inform us about your decision before we commence delivery

Your satisfaction is our priority and we look forward to provide you with the best of our quality service.Do have a wonderful day in anticipation of hearing from you.

Yours Sincerely,
Mr.Buffett Green
Executive Director
{United Nation Office London}Call for assistance Tell No:
+(44) 7010041659


Two phishing mails that to on a single day.
You can be asume how phishy atmosphere is out there.

Be cautious, as these all are fake notifications.
Their main aim is to make money using Social Engineering.
Never disclose your information or pay any amount or respond to such mails.

Friday, October 1. 2010

Mac OS X Apple File Protocol (AFP) Server Password Validation Flaw

A vulnerability was reported in Apple File Protocol (AFP). In which a remote user can bypass authentication.

An error handling issue exists in AFP Server. A remote user with knowledge of an account name on a target system may bypass the password validation and access AFP shared folders. By default, File Sharing is not enabled. This issue does not affect systems prior to Mac OS X v10.6.

Attackers require knowledge of an account name on a target system to exploit this issue.

Apple has addressed the vulnerability and released the update for the same.

We recommend the Mac users to install the updates.

Vishal Dodke

Vishal Dodke

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