Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Malware alerts.

Malware threats are something to keep aware of. A good web page to keep up with the details is: http://www.hal-pc.org/alerts.php

From their page:

More reasons to uninstall Java

A new attack that targets a security vulnerability in Oracle’s Java is spreading through the hacker underground.Fake Microsoft calls

claiming your computer is infected.

Below are some web sites on the subject.
  1. Trying to unmask the fake Microsoft support scammers!
  2. Microsoft Windows Support Call Scams: 7 Facts 
  3. Virus phone scam being run from call centres in India 

Reveton malware still active.

FBI Issues Ransom Malware Warning After Being "Inundated" By Victims The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an urgent warning about a major ransomware campaign after being "inundated" with complaints from U.S. consumers locked out of their PCs.
By John E Dunn Sat, August 11, 2012

"The malware causing the damage is called Reveton, a drive-by attack incorporating the Citadel bank Trojan platform that has caused a largely unnoticed toll of misery since the beginning of 2012."

The email with the subject: Authorize.Net

The email starts with: Successful Credit Card Settlement Report.
This email is a fake - delete it.

The email with "Wire transfer..."
as the subject is fake

The email starts with:
Dear Bank Account Operator,
WIRE TRANSFER: WRE-16179358912310241
CURRENT STATUS: PENDING
and appears to be from HALNet. Please delete this email without opening any attachments. It is a fake email. HALNet will never send you an email about Wire Transfers.

The email below is spam. If you have received it, please delete and disregard it

Dear Webmail User,
Your mailbox has exceeded the allocated storage limit as set by the administrator, you may not be able to send or receive new mail until you upgrade your allocated quota.
To upgrade your quota, Please clickhere
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
System Administrator
For Webmail Support Team.

Apple:

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57478793-263/windows-malware-slips-into-apples-ios-app-store/

http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2191888/apple-mac-os-malware-threat-to-grow-claims-kaspersky-chief

Remember that Kaspersky is out to sell antivirus programs.

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