Chain letters are familiar to anyone with an email account, whether they are sent by strangers or well-intentioned friends or family members. Try to verify the information before following any instructions or passing the message along.
Why are chain letters a problem?
The most serious problem is from chain letters that mask viruses or other [...]
Beware! There is a fraudulent email circulating claiming to be from FaceBook. If you receive an email like the following, do not click on any links:
Subject: New login system
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 12:52:40 -0600
Dear Facebook user,
In an effort to make your online experience safer and more enjoyable, Facebook will [...]
We are aware of public reports indicating that attackers are using legitimate web pages to run malicious code on victims’ machines.
Reports, including a posting by Sophos, indicate that these messages
* Include keywords and names related to a current event (such as, the 9/11/2001 terrorist attack)
* Prompt users [...]
A massive phishing scam similar to the recent bank fraud scams is being sent in emails that look like the following:
From: “Microsoft Customer Support”
Subject: Update for Microsoft Outlook
Update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express (KB910721)
Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express. This update is critical and provides [...]
Alert — There is a massive new bank fraud phishing scam being conducted via email. The website address that appears in the body of the email looks valid; however, if you view the source, you will see a bogus domain name. Clicking on the link will take you to an unauthorized website. [...]
US-CERT is aware of public reports indicating that phishing scams are circulating via fraudulent U.S. Internal Revenue Service emails offering users stimulus package payments. These emails include text that attempts to convince users to follow a link to a website or to complete an attached document. The website and document request the user to provide [...]
There is an attack that will grab information across web browser windows / tabs. Though it is not the most significant threat on the Internet, it should be of concern.
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