Hacker’s Returned Mail, Scammer’s Yahoo Calendar
Two *new* Internet security items for you folks to be alert to:
You have probably received an automated e-mail “delivery failure” notice before, so the cybercrooks are hoping that familiarity (and your curiosity) will get you to click your way to a virus infection with this “look alike” scam.
Scammers use “image spam” to bypass your filters (see below), now they are using legit links – in this case Yahoo! Calendar – to lend an air of respectability, as your link scanner tool will give you an “OK” (in this example, WOT).
From:Alex Saviour (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Image spam is a kind of E-mail spam where the message text of the spam is presented as a picture in an image file. Since most modern graphical E-mail client software will render the image file by default, presenting the message image directly to the user, it is highly effective at circumventing normal E-mail filtering software.
A game of cat and mouse…
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