Internauts is Being Targeted by Fake Better Business Bureau Notifications
E-mails in the form of notifications concerning grievances received by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) are beating inboxes, trying to fright beneficiary into opening the attached file, according to security firm, Sophos.
Notably, the BBB is a renowned and respected charitable organization that offers free business reliability evaluations on companies of US and Canada.
The fake e-mail says that "The better business bureau has received the above-mentioned grievances among one of the customers about their transactions with the victims. The information of the consumer's concern is involved on the reverse. Kindly evaluate this matter and suggest us your position".
As an unbiased third party, the BBB has tried to act as an aid in solving the matter. A lot of the grievances are due to the misunderstanding that a Company wants to aware about and truthfulness.
The mail further requests the victim to provide a written verification on the matter to the BBB by December 11, 2012. It further claims that prompt response would allow BBB to take a mutually agreeable solution regarding the same. It further asks the victim to confirm the matter directly by acknowledging the sender.
The email message seems authentic: the matter in the message is error free, neatly typed with correct grammar and expression, and the sender's e-mail is spoofed to look like it actually belongs to a BBB employee, reveals Sophos.
Security products by Sophos sensed that the malware attached as Troj/Agent-ZGD - a Trojan horse intended to take distant control of your Windows computer, and allowed a hacker from a far-off place to add access and derive information or install further malware onto your PC.
Sophos says that it has seen analogous malware harassment in the past also masquerading messages from the BBB. Also, beware when reviewing e-mails such as these and if you doubt about their legitimacy, confirm with the organization in question (like BBB in this case) - don't dare to follow links from inside the email or phone numbers contained in them. And, run your anti-virus software to inspect your computer system for computer viruses that the email may have left in your computer, conclude Sophos.
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» SPAMfighter News - 21-12-2012