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Phishing Attack – PayPal Account

 September 12, 2011

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Scammers behind this PayPal scam send PayPal users an official looking email asking them to verify their account or identity. The email is addressed as “Dear PayPal Customer” and the email looks like an official PayPal email. It also carries an .html file as an attachment. The mail misguides users...

Your package has arrived!

 September 11, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

The email shown below seems to arrive from United Parcel Service (UPS) International Shipping Company but in reality it is not. In fact, it has a hidden link to a malicious website. It downloads a binary invoice[random_number].JPG.exe with double extensions which looks as if it is an image file. Quick...

DHL – Email Scam

 September 10, 2011

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We all know if you want your ordered goods to be at your doorstep then you opt for DHL. But cyber-criminals are now taking advantage of DHL emails and they are now sending fake emails with the same format to random users. The email shows up the following screenshot: This...

Another Fake IRS Notification

 September 7, 2011

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Recently we received the following email: This is a fake “IRS Notification”. As can be seen from the mail, it asks the user to fill up the following form: We have been seeing many such fake notification mails containing an attachment like “IRS document.zip”. After analysis we found that it...

Phishing Attack – SBI Bank

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Phishing is a common form of Internet scam. It is deployed to steal confidential financial information like bank account numbers, net banking passwords, credit card numbers, personal identity details etc. Indian banks are specially getting targeted by such attacks. We came across a mail which is targeting SBI customers and...

NACHA – ACH Payment Cancelled Scam

 September 5, 2011

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An email purporting to be from NACHA, the Electronic Payments Association, is currently being fraudulently circulated to unsuspecting individuals and corporations. The email claims that a certain payment has been cancelled and then induces readers to download the attached ZIP file for details of said cancellation. The mail typically looks...

Caution: Government of India Compensation Scam

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 August 23, 2011

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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...

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...

Massive Attack targeting osCommerce sites

 August 6, 2011

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More than 90,000 websites were found to be infected with an iframe that points to:- willysy(dot)com. The effected websites were found using the osCommerce which is an open source e-commerce package used by small vendors to manage their online shops. An iframe is a line of code inserted into a...