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  • Beware the Bogus MS email

    FYI:

    There's a well crafted spam email out today, keep your eyes out for it.

    Here at the office, we're receiving a bogus email on 25% of our computers, it snuck past anti-virus and spam filters, if you get it, do not click on the link.

    Online I found the following quote which explains why this is bogus:

    "Keep in mind Microsoft does NOT ever send you email updates, they are all done within windows itself. The attached payload of this virus is called Troj/Spy-CU and is in fact a trojan, which may capture your keystrokes and logons to your banking and other critical personal information."

    Here is a what the message looks like:
    ________________________________

    ________________________________

    From: Microsoft Customer Support [mailto:no-reply@microsoft.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 8:58 AM
    To: xxx
    Subject: Install Critical Update for Microsoft Outlook



    Critical Update




    Update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express (KB910721)


    Brief Description


    Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express. This update is critical and provides you with the latest version of the Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express and offers the highest levels of stability and security.


    Instructions


    * To install Update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express (KB910721) please visit Microsoft Update Center:

    httpxxx://update.microsoft.com/xxxxxxxxx (link changed by Zotos)


    Quick Details


    * File Name: officexp-KB910721-FullFile-ENU.exe
    * Version: 1.4
    * Date Published: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 13:57:30 +0100
    * Language: English
    * File Size: 81 KB


    System Requirements


    * Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000; Windows 98; Windows ME; Windows NT; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP; Windows Vista

    * This update applies to the following product: Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express





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