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 - 20-10-2008