Spam Mails Impersonating Bogus Company Circulating, Cautions Security Blogger
According to Dynamoo's Blog's Conrad Longmore, Security Blogger, malware-laced bulk electronic mails posing as messages from WTX Media Inc., a literally non-existent business are presently circulating online, published softpedia.com dated July 11, 2013.
With caption "Subscription Details," the spam mails show the sender's address as mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org supposedly of Rebecca Media. They tell the recipient that activation of his subscription is done, therefore his login details are: Login Key: 839384, Username: IX9322130 and Password: X#(@kIE04N.
The e-mails continue to tell that the recipient mustn't disclose the login details to anybody since only he's entitled to use the account. In case he does, it'll mean an account termination devoid of any refund. A sum of 499.00 GBP will be debited to his credit card, which he has provided, in 24-hrs. The sum will allow him unlimited subscription for one year. The billing entity reflected on his bank statement shall be "WTX Media Inc.," the message informs.
It further informs that in case of any problem or query regarding the login details alternatively requests for canceling else upgrading membership by the user, he may contact WTX Media Inc. through a form available on www.rebeccacella.com/wp-content/plugins/subscribe/.
The e-mails end with inviting feedback from the recipient since according to the company, it always seeks for enhancing its services.
Unfortunately, if anyone believes the trick as also follows the web-link provided within the fake e-mail, he'll be led onto one dajizzum.com site that actually hosts an attack toolkit, Longmore points out.
He says that the site seems to be supported via certain server that has been hijacked, and suggests that the Internet Protocol be blacklisted like a means of precaution, published softpedia.com.
However, for not getting victimized with the above kind of spam mails, Longmore outlines a few easy suggestions. These are: users shouldn't follow any web-links embedded on such e-mails. Moreover, if an end-user gets an e-mail, which carries any web-link, he should brush his mouse on that web-link, for seeing if the URL is familiar, only then should he click, otherwise not. Finally, it's important to maintain one's computer updated via the installation of most recent security software.
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