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Trial Security Update is Malicious Trojan, Warns Microsoft

According to a warning released by Microsoft on October 13, 2008, spammers are sending fraudulent e-mails that pretend to include legitimate and critical Windows security alerts.

Moreover, the fake alerts claim to relating to a new trial of a private edition of a revised application for all Microsoft Windows OS users, said Microsoft, as reported by TechWorld on October 14, 2008.

Furthermore, the e-mail directs the recipient to access a given attachment that in reality is a malicious Trojan program called Win32/Haxdoor. This application captures sensitive information like credit card numbers and passwords and then sends it to the remote attacker operating the scam.

» SPAMfighter News - 10/20/2008

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