Tuesday, January 06, 2015

MALWARE ALERT!


Evil Clowns, unknown artist, collection of The Clown Lounge. Scariest picture I could find.

The weaver just got hit with an email malware virus. The attack works like this:

The email is FROM SOMEONE SHE KNEW, the innocuous message it contained was about "seasons greetings" with a link.

DON'T OPEN THE LINK!

Opening it will send the message to everyone on your contact list.

It may corrupt your contacts.

It will cause everyone who receives it to suffer the same fate.

Some recipients (i.e. financial advisors) have then been asked for a transfer of funds.

Follow-up emails will say "Important Information" or something similar in the header, evidently in a 'phishing' scheme of some sort.

The emails originate in Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia and are sent via Google Chrome.

Once again, DON'T OPEN THE LINK!

As much as I hate to say it, but it has come to this: Never open any link in an email, even if it is from someone you know, unless it is something you are expecting, and even then be careful.

I didn't open it, so any of you who receive emails from me on occasion should be OK.

DON'T OPEN THE LINK!


By Professor Batty



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