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    Default Tech Tip "Server Updgrade"

    Spam About Server Upgrade
    Posted: 14 Oct 2009 08:21 PM PDT
    SophosLabs has detected a server upgrade malware campaign.


    The message says that there will be an upgrade on October 16 and it encourage users to run a procedure about SSI certificates.

    It instructs the user to download a file, save it on his computer, and then run it.
    At the time of posting the article at Sophos, the file was called patch.exe. It is detected as Troj/Zbot-IV.
    The domain name where the file can downloaded is registered in Russia.


    Source: Sophos

    Im sure everyone knows by now not to open emails they do not recognize (Outlook) and do not accept downloads from strange emails.

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    Default Re: Tech Tip "Server Updgrade"

    another email I've been getting a lot lately is about a supposedly DHL Delivery problem which says my package could not be delivered and it says to print out a copy of an attached invoice. The attach file is a zipped file and I know not to open it since it most likely is bad.

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    Default Re: Tech Tip "Server Updgrade"

    Yep, that is a great example of Deductive Reasoning, because DHL has gone out of business and even if it were UPS, FedEx etc. Did you order a package?

    Even if you ordered something, they would not send an invoice as a .zip, .jpeg, .rar .doc .txt file etc. It would be embedded in the email itself or if it were from a seller (ebay) it would clearly list all the info and provide a hyperlink.

    Also don't forget the part of "Why would they have your email?"

    Thanks for the example of the Classic Virus Email, Corby .

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    Default Re: getting strange emails supposedly from DHL

    I've also been receiving weird emails supposedly from DHL but I know theyre not really from DHL but instead have a virus

 

 

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