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Beware of Scam- RBI Official Payment Notification

 March 20, 2012

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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...

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...

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

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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...

Phishing Campaign Using Spoofed US-CERT Emails

 January 13, 2012

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Phishers are using spoofed email addresses from the US Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) to trick recipients into downloading a malicious executable file. The emails are sent from the spoofed email address soc@us-cert.gov with the subject line: “Phishing incident report call number: PH0000003863970”. The fake warning claims US-CERT has opened...

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...

Indian Cyberspace hit by Kim Jong-II Malware Mails!

 January 3, 2012

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It has been observed that cybercriminals are using the name of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-II after his death to target Internet users. Attackers are achieving this by spamming malicious emails containing specially crafted PDF files named “BriefintroductionofKim-Jong-il.pdf” This PDF file has been found to exploit CVE-2010-2883 and CVE-2010-3333...

Fake Facebook alert for changing their password

 December 22, 2011

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Facebook users are being targeted with fake emails pertaining to come from the social network and alerting them to change their password. The emails are sent from the spoofed email address “Facebook (update+{Random Characters}@facebookmail.com) with subjects like: -Security alert. -Your account information. -New notifications. The email comes with one of...

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...