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Fresh Spam Outbreak Detected, Says Kaspersky

Researchers from Kaspersky the security solutions company lately found one fresh spam campaign that aimed at the authenticity and products of the company. Softpedia.com published this on November 8, 2011.

Specialists stated that the cyber-criminals who crafted the spam mails put efforts towards making the ads look real to the maximum possible extent.

Although the message's content didn't say anything regarding Kaspersky's software, its color scheme as well as sender's address appeared quite like the e-mails the firm dispatched.

If anyone clicked the download link in an actual Kaspersky e-mail, he'd get diverted onto a website, which provided software named Best Antivirus Online. But the current spam mail looked exactly like that of a Symantec e-mail, copying its icons and color schematics.

Moreover, for purchasing the software, end-users required feeding in their e-mail id and credit card particulars in order that they could get additional directions.

Researchers at Kaspersky remark that when a purchase transaction is finalized, there's the occurrence of just two things that are both harmful. First, an end-user could end up making a payment for a software program that doesn't exist, and second the criminals could put the information fed in to malicious use like making access to the victim's financial account.

Giving her remarks about the above mentioned scam, Security Expert Maria Namestnikova at Kaspersky stated that cyber-criminals mentioning Kaspersky products in their malicious e-mails wasn't something new. The company had several times noticed fake anti-virus distributors attempting at creating the interfaces of their products same like those of KAV or KIS. Spammers disseminating cheap software frequently emphasized within their messages about Kaspersky products which they claimed could be obtained from their websites by paying low, Namestnikova explained. Securelist.com reported this on November 8, 2011.

Eventually, the current spam campaign opposed an observation, which different security companies referred to lately i.e., the rate at which attacks that disseminated scareware items occurred had reduced significantly during recent months. Kaspersky, for example, stated that the frequency at which scareware assaults occurred during June 2011 was somewhere around 50,000 to 60,000 daily, however, they now reduced to less than 10,000 daily.

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