Monday, October 16, 2006

Malware installation email

We should all now be aware of messages with requests to input your bank details. But what about messages asking you to install updates? I have received the following from (links removed to protect the innocent):

Internet Explorer 7 downloads
Get downloads for Internet Explorer 7, including recommended updates as they become available. To download Internet Explorer 7 Release Candidate 1 in the language of your choice, please visit the Internet Explorer 7 worldwide page.
Internet Explorer 7 Release Candidate 1 is pre-release software. Please view the support page for troubleshooting and feedback options.
When you click on the links, it takes you to this page (click to enlarge)

The page looks like the real thing, but it's located in a .info domain. I did not try to download the application, but it's very likely that it will try to install a trojan or keylogger.

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