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Fake emails – Adobe Critical Upgrade

 December 7, 2011

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A new fake email which pretends to be from Adobe is in the wild and spreading on the Internet. The email has an attachment which contains an executable file having PDF icon. If the user gets convinced by this email and executes the file the computer gets infected. The sample...

Lottery Scam – International Cricket 2011 Lottery

 December 6, 2011

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If you receive one of these scam emails it is important that you do not respond to it in anyway. It is a traditional scamming trick that has been detected many times in the past. The scammer targets people who have a habit of playing online lotteries. The scammers are...

Malware attack through fake iTunes emails

 November 30, 2011

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Users are receiving emails which claim to be from the official iTunes store. These are specially crafted emails which lure the users by assuring them that they are amongst a few lucky ones to be selected for gift certificates amounting to $50. Furthermore, the emails ask the users to open...

UPS Invoice Notification spam campagin

 November 29, 2011

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Another United Parcel Service (UPS) spam has been discovered and it carries the message “A new invoice is now available in the UPS Billing Centre. Please refer to attached file for more details”. The subject is: “Your UPS Invoice is Ready”. The email comes with an attachment called “UPS-Billing-Invoice-Notification-809288436661915.zip”. The...

ACH Payment Canceled spam

 November 16, 2011

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A blast of new spam emails targeting computer users and attempting to infect them with a variant of a banking trojan has been discovered. The emails aim to achieve this by posing as ACH (Automated Clearing House) transfer failure notifications. The spam emails carry one of the following subject lines:...

Caution – The Fake MARUTI SUZUKI Job Scam

 November 8, 2011

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Day by day online job frauds are getting advanced and more authentic. With so many people currently looking for jobs, there are more scammers out there than ever who are trying to take advantage of this. The scam artists are well aware about the tendency and eagerness of freshly graduated...

New Facebook “Your account has been blocked!” scam

 November 3, 2011

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Another Facebook spam pretending that the viewers account has been blocked is currently circulating on the Internet. The subject is: “Facebook Service# Your account has been blocked! Order/8236”. The email comes with an attachment called ‘New_Password_FB_1148.zip’. The zip file contains an executable file ‘New_Password.exe’, which tries to fool the victim...

FedEx Scam spreading Rogueware

 October 31, 2011

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Today we received a mail which pretends to have come from FedEx and it looks as shown below. As seen from the image, the attachment is actually a UPX packed executable file which looks like an invoice document. After execution of the binary, it dropped a copy of itself and...

Be aware of ‘Steve Jobs Alive’ spam

 October 18, 2011

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News about the death of Steve Jobs is being exploited by cyber-criminals who are sending spam emails associated with this incident. The spam email may carry one of the following subjects: – Steve Jobs: Not Dead Yet. – Is Steve Jobs Really Dead? – Steve Jobs Alive! – Steve Jobs...

Ongoing Phishing Attacks on Email Services

 October 13, 2011

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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 are part of a larger campaign aimed at stealing user data and compromising computer systems. If the users enter their login details on such phishing links, then...