Category Archives: eMail Attachment

Join my LinkedIn Network = Join my Evil Botnet Empire?

That “Invitation Reminder” in your InBox from LinkedIn may be neither. Although it looks to be a legitimate message from LinkedIn telling you of a pending message from a colleague it maybe a phishing expedition. Cyber-criminals are busy spewing out … Continue reading

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Blocked Credit Card Ploy

There are a number of emails going out notifying people their credit cards are being blocked. The problem with these emails? They are not from the credit card companies but from enterprising criminals trying to get the unsuspecting to open … Continue reading

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Yet another vulnerability in Adobe Flash

There’s evidence a new piece of malware is being distributed taking advantage of a newly discovered weakness in Adobe Flash. Unknown exploits such as this are labeled “Zero Day” attacks. This references the number of days a strategy has been … Continue reading

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Facebook Password change WARNING!

An email claiming to be from Facebook is making the rounds. The email claims your password has been changed and you need to open the attached zip file to get the new one. Currently, few of the AV vendors are … Continue reading

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Who’s Epsilon and why should I care?

Who they are. Epsilon is the world’s largest permission-based e-mail marketer. Companies hire them to send promotions or other e-mails to their customers. Given Epsilon’s customer list, there’s a very good chance they have YOUR name and email address. Why … Continue reading

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I’m from the Government and I’m here to help

It’s tax time and we all know what that means; tax scamming emails are on the loose.  This year’s crop is simultaneously going high and low tech.   It starts with a phishing email allegedly from irsonline.gov with an attached … Continue reading

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Flashy Excel

Adobe has another critical vulnerability in its Flash player. Unfortunately this weakness is present even in the most current version, 10,2,152. The attack is being delivered as a flash file embedded in an Excel email attachment. Adobe is expected to … Continue reading

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