9/1/2006

Windows patch, iPod exploited in e-mail scams

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 3:08 am

Fake Windows security patches and rogue iPod invoices have been making the rounds this week as spammers continue trying to fool people into installing Trojans on their PCs.

Internet threat-monitoring firm Websense issued an advisory on Wednesday about a fake e-mail that encourages recipients to install a patch to fix a Windows vulnerability described in Microsoft security bulletin MS05-039.

According to Websense country manager Joel Camissar, the e-mail is likely to have some success because it exploits users’ fears that their systems may be vulnerable.

“People are still falling for this. It is very easy for a hacker to take advantage of the fear created in the marketplace,” Camissar said.

Source: News.com

 

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