Bogus ECB-Spoofed E-mails Presently Targeting Internet Users
Dynamoo's Blog warns of bogus e-mail notifications about resetting passwords which pose as messages from Electronic Business Center (EBC) as targeting inboxes nowadays, published softpedia.com dated July 5, 2013.
It maybe noted that EBC helps consumers in submitting e-patent applications through its e-Filing mechanism as well as provides on the Internet, e-filing information, Checker and Patentin assistance, and instructional material.
The fake e-mails titled "Password Reset Confirmation" tell the recipient that there has been a successful alteration of his Internet banking password on 7th May 2013. In case he didn't do this alteration alternatively has any questions to ask then he may visit a given web-link and communicate with EBC's Technical Support, the message suggests.
The e-mails try to sound authentic and lawful so they remind that the message is auto-generated that requires no reply, and even if answered it won't be received.
They further state that only the addressee may use the current message containing attachments, and that it may have confidential, proprietary as well as privileged information. For anyone who isn't intended to receive the message, he's strictly barred from utilizing, replicating, distributing, disseminating or disclosing the information, the fake electronic mails state.
Now clicking the web-link embedded on the electronic mails leads onto an authentic website but hacked which diverts users onto another website that serves malicious software.
Security Blogger Conrad Longmore of Dynamoo's Blog writes that the current spate of e-mails is one more spam campaign that "Amerika Crew" (name he has given to the cyber-criminals gang) launched, reported softpedia.com.
Understandably Amerika belongs to Russia which has been spreading numerous malware-laced bulk e-mail scams.
Anyone getting such e-mails should avoid clicking the web-links sent through them, Longmore recommends.
Disturbingly, it's because of the above kind of malware-laced spam mails which's resulting in an increase in malware online, remark the researchers.
Besides, there's been a previous instance too recently when 'Amerika Crew" launched a spam attack. During March 2013, those junk messages captioned "Requested Reset Yoyr PayPal Password" became noticeable. Recipients of the electronic mails were informed that their PayPal A/C would be withheld till they reset their password.
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