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Windows 7: Fake 'Conficker.B Infection Alert' spam campaign drops

21 Oct 2009   #1
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Fake 'Conficker.B Infection Alert' spam campaign drops

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October 19th, 2009
Fake 'Conficker.B Infection Alert' spam campaign drops scareware

Posted by Dancho Danchev @ 3:01 pm






An ongoing spam campaign is once again attempting to impersonate Microsoft’s security team — the same campaign was first seen in April — by mass mailing Conficker.B Infection Alerts (install.zip), which upon execution drop a sample of the Antivirus Pro 2010 scareware.
Whereas the theme remains the same, the botnet masters have slightly modified the message:
More at: Fake 'Conficker.B Infection Alert' spam campaign drops scareware | Zero Day | ZDNet.com


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21 Oct 2009   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

One thing I like about having a yahoo email account is if I'm in a stuper and actually try to download a file Norton scans it before I can screw myself. Thanks for the post
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21 Oct 2009   #3
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
I'm in a stuper
Stupor computing - always a good idea at the time...
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21 Oct 2009   #4
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

That would have, repeat "would have" been one of the various spam mails on the old ISP here since I just cleaned some 447 spams out when going back to the mail server left idle over the summer! So much for the old ISP's spam filters? there!

The traps like that wouldn't even be downloaded here in the first place but simply added to the spam folder and forwarded to the spam report. The present ISP's free email account not one with an assigned user name and password only saw 3 during the same time frame when left was also left idle. Spam be gone is the delete button!
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