Archive for 'Virus Threats'

New Security Threat Exposed by Media

New Security Threat Exposed by Media

Now that the media has warned you about what could happen the next 2 weeks with security breaches on a user’s computer, they also gave Cyber Criminals a head start. Why would you even call out something so significant? Why not let the manufacturers of antivirus and anti-malware software do their job with silent updates […]

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Amazon Product Cancelation Scam

Amazon Product Cancelation Scam

There’s an email purporting to be from Amazon, claiming that a product has been canceled and the recipient needs to take action by clicking on the link inside the email. If a user clicks on the link inside the email, it will redirect the user to a malicious web site that has the ability to […]

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Resurrecting a Virus Variant

Resurrecting a Virus Variant

Many viruses are re-engineered into other versions or variants from the original infection. Many of us feel protected by our security programs, but in all reality, they only protect what’s known. The zero day exploits are viruses that morph into a behemoth of panic and confusion. There’s no sure thing and the only defense is […]

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Beware of Malicious Postal Delivery Emails

Beware of Malicious Postal Delivery Emails

There’s an email purporting to be from the U.S. Postal Service, claiming that a package couldn’t be delivered and the recipient is instructed to click on a link in the email to find out more information about the expected delivery of the package. This email is NOT from the U.S. Postal Service, it’s a scam […]

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Southwest Airlines Free Ticket Scam

Southwest Airlines Free Ticket Scam

There’s an email (spam) purporting to be from Southwest Airlines, claiming to giveaway free airline tickets. This site is not connected in any way with Southwest Airlines. In order to receive these so-called free tickets, you must complete a number of purchases and applications, and like all scams, good luck in receiving any airline tickets. […]

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Finding Jobs Can Lead to Malicious Web Sites

Finding Jobs Can Lead to Malicious Web Sites

The scum of the earth just keeps getting worse and the scum I am talking about are the scammers. I received several emails about jobs in my area, but the emails are for jobs in Las Vegas. I lived in Vegas four years ago so I guess the spammer must have pulled old data from […]

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Lady Gaga Music Download comes with Trojan

Lady Gaga Music Download comes with Trojan

I recently clicked on a shared link on one of the popular social networks and before I could put the brakes on, it was nasty! I am not a fan of Lady Gaga and the link didn’t indicate who the music was by, but it did have this little bait message. “You got to listen […]

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FedEx Email Comes with Malicious Attachment

FedEx Email Comes with Malicious Attachment

There’s an email purporting to be from Federal Express, claiming that a parcel was sent to your home address and it will arrive within 5 business days. There’s an attachment in the email for the recipient to obtain more information and the parcels tracking number. This email is not from FedEx and do not open […]

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Easter E-Cards Serving Up Trojans

The holidays are a time when cyber crooks hunt for victims by distributing Trojans and or Malware in hopes that users will click on links inside an email to read their greeting card. The links in these emails will take users to malicious web sites that install Trojans and or Malware on the user’s computer. […]

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Naked Picture Email Attachment – Trojan Included

Naked Picture Email Attachment – Trojan Included

The words naked or sex are very enticing words that usually boil the testosterone in us males. Today, I received an email with a promise to show me a naked picture with a little extra. Don’t worry, I never open unsolicited email or download attachments unless it’s on my test computer which I use solely […]

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Yahoo Mail System Notification Virus

Yahoo Mail System Notification Virus

There’s an email purporting to be from Yahoo stating that “Your account is blocked” and for more information, download the attached document. The document is “details.zip” and it’s not from Yahoo. If a user opens the attachment it will infect their system with a nasty virus. The same infected attachment is also being sent from […]

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United Parcel Service Email Virus

United Parcel Service Email Virus

There’s an email purporting to be from UPS (United Parcels Service) stating that a package has arrived and will be delivered in 3 days. There’s an attachment in the email for the recipient to obtain the tracking number for the parcel. Do not download the (ZIP) file attachment as it contains a virus! Example Email […]

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