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Offline DaBees-Knees

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Fake Microsoft Security Alert - KB910721
« on: July 02, 2009, 09:06:43 am »
http://www.sophos.com/blogs/sophoslabs//?p=4889

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Yesterday afternoon our spam traps caught a piece of malware disguised as a false security alert from Microsoft:

Brief Description
Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express. This update is critical and provides you with the latest version of the Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express and offers the highest levels of stability and security.

Quick Details

* File Name: officexp-KB910721-FullFile-ENU.exe
* Version: 1.4
* Date Published: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 17:03:27 +0300
* Language: English
* File Size: 81 KB

System Requirements

* Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000; Windows 98; Windows ME; Windows NT; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP; Windows Vista
* This update applies to the following product: Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express


It does look plausible, the spelling and grammar are surprisingly correct, for malware authors, but, as ever, one should always be cautious concerning e-mail attachments. Even those that purport to come from Microsoft and especially those that contain executables.

Sophos suggests that you go to the official Microsoft website to obtain your fixes since anyone who succumbed to this scam, far from enjoying ”the highest levels of stability and security“, will now be running a nasty little Trojan.

You have been WARNED


Offline Trestor

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Re: Fake Microsoft Security Alert - KB910721
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 10:24:42 am »
Thank you.




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