Fake Work-from-Home E-mails Exploit Fox News and CNN
Bkav has said that its security researchers recently detected two separate spam campaigns that entice Internauts onto one website promoting deceptive scheme that involves work-from-home activity and to make this lure effective, the spam runs exploit Fox News' and CNN's worldwide popularity.
The fraudulent messages spoofing CNN and giving latest news reportedly tell how housewives individually acquired an income of $5,814 within no more than merely a month. So for e-mail readers hunting to get a lucrative job may know how people in hundreds acquire plentiful income even while staying at home.
Similarly fake notification e-mails impersonating Fox News tell how difficult it is to accept that one needn't give over five hours of his time daily and yet reap an income to the maximum of $8,000 every month. The way for doing it is how FoxNews describes, so users should click to peruse.
Internauts who overlook verifying the e-mails' ids as also instantly become convinced with the given media's name are certain to get led onto one bogus article telling how a mother living singly acquired massive thousands of bucks in American dollars annually via an online job even when she bought/sold nothing. This kind of imitation's lone objective is for prompting people to believe the tale narrated, Bkav's researchers explain.
And once Internauts can be convinced of the stories, con artists manage taking them onto one site to get registered. The process requires submitting a registration fees, following the ad links which actually result in wastage of time, while receive nothing eventually.
Notably, the site mentioned is one which's also promoted within one Twitter spam run exploiting certain open redirect security flaw existing on a sub-domain of CNN.
Hence Bkav advises Internauts to carefully verify incoming e-mails' ids prior to believing what they say. They must also be vigilant of attention-grabbing but simple offerings, as attention-grabbing materials aren't ever simple.
Nevertheless, for persons who've already been victimized with the above kind of spam mails should inform the police immediately. Moreover, they should run an up-to-date anti-spam program so their computers would block all future spam messages rather than allow them entering the inbox.
» SPAMfighter News - 01-03-2014