Posts Tagged ‘FireFox’

LAST NOTICE: Your Federal Tax Payment ID Has Been Rejected

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Guess what? The IRS has rejected your Tax Payment ID.

At first we thought this was an attempt to phish EFTPS credentials but after clicking the bogus link to eftps.gov (Warning: don’t try this at home) we found out otherwise. It does eventually send you to eftps.gov but not until after it tries to “borrow” your computer. more »

Account Status Verification Alert – Phishing Example

Monday, October 4th, 2010

This one’s attempting to phish BMO Financial Group accounts:

Subject: Account Status Verification Alert

From: BMO Online Security Alert <customer-alert@bmo.com>

If you’re a BMO customer this is not from them, in case you were wondering. more »

Worldofwarcraft Account login – Phishing Example

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

World of Warcraft is so successful that it has spawned its own economy. So it’s no surprise that WoW accounts are a phishable commodity. And, since some gamers take this very seriously (just look up “wow addiction”), stealing a WoW account is identity theft at its most heinous.

As phishing campaigns go, this one’s pretty good. The fake website is a decent replica of the battle.net login page and it has a pretty tricky URL. more »

Internet Explorer’s Zero Day Vulnerability

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Recent tech news reports have been buzzing about a new zero-day vulnerability in the Internet Explorer (IE) browser. While this is not strictly a spam or email issue we thought it was worth mentioning because this attack vector can ultimately be used to seize control of exposed machines and turn them into zombies in some spammer’s botnet.

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