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Fake USPS emails continue

 June 15, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Here at Quick Heal we constantly warn Internet users about the continuous outbreaks of fake USPS email scams. We have observed a continuous increase in the percentage of fake USPS emails over the past few months. Given below are some stats about the percentage of fake USPS emails out of the total...

Rougeware “Data Recovery” through Fake USPS email

 May 15, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

A few days backs I posted a blog regarding fake USPS (United States Postal Service) emails. Today I have once again come across a similar sort of fake email which pretends to be from USPS with the subject: “Your postal label is available.” The mail states that USPS failed to...

A few tricks to avoid the ‘Phishing’ trap

 May 11, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Phishing is a technique that scammers use to obtain personal information by posing to be from a legitimate source. As a result, there are many people who fall for phishing emails. We regularly update this blog with details about fraudulent emails that attempt to phish for information, but now we...

RBI Phishing scam: “Important account updates as a matter of urgent”

 May 8, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Today I come across a fraudulent email which is exclusively designed for carrying out phishing attacks on several Indian banks like State Bank of India (SBI), Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Union bank, ING Vysya and many more. This email pretends to be from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)...

Outbreak of fake USPS emails

 April 19, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

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

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

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...

New Visa/Mastercard Scam

 April 3, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Today, we’ve received another phishing email purporting to be from Visa with a spoofed email address.The fake mail carries a subject line: “Security Notice”. It has an attached html file “VisaMasterCard.htm”. The mail instructs the users to download the attached file and fill it up in order to get security...

Malware Attack through Fake YouTube Video

 March 23, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

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

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

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

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

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...