“A post published to Cisco Systems’s company blog outlines how scammers are taking advantage of Windows 10’s launch to push ransomware onto unsuspecting PC users. At first glance, the emails look reasonably legit: Cisco notes that scammers are spoofing the sender’s email address to make it look as if the message is from Microsoft. Also, the blue-and-white color scheme used in the message nearly matches the colors Microsoft is using for Windows 10 marketing materials. So unless you look carefully, you could get fooled into thinking the email is actually from Microsoft.
An attached .zip file purports to be a Windows 10 installer, but according to Cisco, the attachment contains a piece of ransomware called CTB-Locker that encrypts your files and requests payment within 96 hours, lets your files be encrypted forever…
First and foremost, don’t click on any attachments you weren’t expecting, and be wary of download links in email messages. Microsoft isn’t distributing Windows 10 through email attachments or links embedded in emails. Instead, your reserved copy of Windows 10 will be automatically downloaded onto your system at some point in the next few days or weeks, and you will receive a notification on your PC when it’s time to install.”
This is Malicious email that has been reported. This message was received on or about December 10th, 2014. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Date: Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 4:46 PM
Subject: Re:Re: Wire Transfer
please kindly reconfirm the bank details once again, as we are about to
initiate the second Wire transfer ,find attached the confirmation of the
first amount wired
.Please reply ASAP
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This is malicious email that has been reported. This message was received on
June 4th, 2012. Please DO NOT open this message or anything that looks like
it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about
the validity of this email please contact the University Help Desk directly at
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From: “FedEx Service” firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 06/04/2012 02:04 PM
Subject: You need to get a parcelNotification,
We couldnâ€™t deliver your parcel at your address.
Reason deny:Itâ€™s not right the address of recipient.
STATUS OF YOUR ITEM: sort order
SERVICE: Expedited Shipping
The label of your parcel is enclosed to the letter.
Print your label and show it in the nearest post office of USPS
If the parcel isnâ€™t received within 30 working days our company will have the right to claim compensation from you for it’s keeping in the amount of $15.38 for each day of keeping over limited time.
You can find the information about the procedure and conditions of parcels keeping in the nearest office.
Thank you for attention.
FedEx Logistics Services.[attachment “FedEx_Label_ID_Order_83-27-4533US.zip”
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