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Microsoft Update Spoof

Postby Oylpann » Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:08 pm

With Microsoft Patch Tuesday looming on the horizon we thought it wise to alert everyone to a malicious email that is circulating the globe. "A mass SPAM email has been sent out claiming to be from Microsoft. This email spoofs users into thinking that they must update their Windows software. Upon clicking on the link, users are forwarded to a fraudulent website. This website is hosted in Australia, and was up at the time of this alert." ... lertID=163

When the link is clicked it installs a Trojan program. The Trojan program (Wupdate-20050401.exe) is installed and opens a backdoor to your computer.
This is a reminder to everyone, "Microsoft Does NOT Email Update Links".
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