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Beware the Bogus MS email

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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.






* 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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