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FYI...

 

Fake Bank Statement SPAM

- http://threattrack.tumblr.com/post/72870666524/bank-statement-spam

Jan 10, 2014 - "Subjects Seen:

Bank Statement. Please read

Typical e-mail details:

Hello <email name>,

I attached the December Invoice that contains the Property Tax and the other document showing the details mentioned below.

I am at your disposal for any further question.

Waiting for your instructions concerning the document attached.

Goldie Oliver

 

Malicious File Name and MD5:

USBank_December_2013_17F9968085.zip (5A2E558A7DC17998A11A0FBFB34AACF9)

USBank - December 2013_ID39485394562093456309847589346598237598320471237481923427583450.pdf.exe (2089EAC526883C98D67D399449B461DB)

 

Screenshot: https://31.media.tumblr.com/66b87ad8c326f8dd4df1ae31ff410018/tumblr_inline_mz6x0jV1p11r6pupn.png

 

Tagged: Bank Statement, Fareit

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Junk Mail vs Scam Mail

- http://www.bbb.org/blog/2014/01/junk-mail-vs-scam-mail/

Jan 10, 2014 - "Many of the items sent to consumers in-boxes these days are little more than junk mail. But BBB warns a growing number of spam emails are designed to inflict harm. While it may seem like this topic comes up frequently, unfortunately, scammers find a way to catch users off guard. Right after the Target store hacking of some 40 million credit and debit cards, BBB issued a warning* about emails claiming to be from Target but were disguised as malware designed to steal identity information. The warning was issued in light of all the scam emails on internet right now. The hard part is telling the difference between a legitimate email from a vendor you do subscribe to and one that looks like the vendor but isnt... Check for misspellings and grammatical errors. Silly mistakes and sloppy copy for example, an area code that doesnt match an address often are giveaways that the site is a scam. Messaging like, Just tell us where to send this $1,100 -or- a delivery was cancelled because of problems with the mailing addressed and to please provide a correct address is another giveaway. Companies typically do not use this type of language. A recent trend in scam emails are asking users to select a link on a state where they are to send the money or to send the correct address. This link will then lead to a site where a thief will use the information for their own use. It isnt wise to select the links or open attachments in emails you arent familiar with especially ones you havent solicited from. When in doubt, check with the company before you respond to any website that asks you to enter personal identifying information. Bottom line, unless youve done business with the company or are on a mailing list with them do -not- click on email links even if they appear to be from legitimate companies. Far too many times these days, its all just a scam."

* http://www.bbb.org/blog/2014/01/watch-for-scams-following-target-data-breach/

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Google linking of social network contacts to email raises concerns

- http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/10/us-google-gmail-idUSBREA081NH20140110

Jan 9, 2014 - "A new feature in Google Inc's Gmail will result in some users receiving messages from people with whom they have not shared their email addresses, raising concerns among some privacy advocates. The change, which Google announced on Thursday, broadens the list of contacts available to Gmail users so it includes both the email addresses of their existing contacts, as well as the names of people on the Google+ social network. As a result, a person can send an email directly to friends, and strangers, who use Google+. Google is increasingly trying to integrate its Google+, a two-and-a-half-year old social network that has 540 million active users, with its other services. When consumers sign up for Gmail, the company's Web-based email service, they are now automatically given a Google+ account. Google said the new feature will make it easier for people who use both services to communicate with their friends... Some privacy advocates said Google should have made the new feature "opt-in," meaning that users should explicitly agree to receive messages from other Google+ users, rather than being required to manually change the setting... A Google spokeswoman said the company planned to send an email to all Google+ users during the next two days alerting them to the change and explaining how to change their settings..."

 

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