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Bummer. I only won 200,000 Euros this time…

YOUR E-MAIL ID HAVE WON.‏

From: sugerencias (sugerencias@presidencia.gov.py)

Sent: Tue 1/27/09 6:57 PM
To:

ANNOUNCEMENT YOUR EMAIL ID HAVE WON.
ANNOUNCEMENT MICRO WORD.COM CORPORATIONS.

CUSTOMER SERVICE:
MADRID SPAIN/ESPANA.
APARTADO DE CORREOS 48, 28230 las Rozas,

REFERENCE NO: MSFT-2008-X74-RS
BATCH NO: MSFT-2008- GM-0221

OFFICIAL WINNING NOTIFICATION.

Welcome to Microword.com Corporation end of year promotions, We are
pleased to inform you of the released results of Sweepstakes Promotion
organized by Microword.com Corporations, in conjunction with the
foundation for the Promotion of software products, held this Jan 24th
2009, here in Madrid-Spain.

Your email address emerged as one of the on-line Winning emails, in the
1st category and therefore You have been approved for a cash award
200,000.00Euros (TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND EURO) this is from a total cash..

* Micro Word??? Who are we trying to sound like?

Today’s free link(s):
Google Video search results poisoned to serve malware

This article is a bit difficult to read, and assumes the audience is security-savvy, but if you’re willing to look past that, you will see some frightening facts spelled out that tell you just how broken and insecure the Internet is.

Security Fix Pop Quiz, Reality-Show Style
I want to give readers more perspective about why applying these updates are so critical, by looking through the lens of the criminal masterminds behind “Grum,” one of this year’s largest spam botnet..

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January 28, 2009 - Posted by | advice, cyber crime, e-mail, Internet scam, Phishing, phraud, spam and junk mail, tech | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. It’s now time for vigilante action – this is ridiculous.

    Let’s take back the high ground.

    Like

    Comment by Bill Mullins | January 28, 2009 | Reply

    • I’m with you. Something’s gotta be done, and we all have to get involved– Telco’s and ISP’s, Law Enforcement, The banking/financial industry and those that insure them, Software makers, hardware manufacturers, advertisers, website hosting companies, e-tailers, and most especially us users.
      We have to speak up, and demand a safe Internet.
      (And, no [repeat, NO], switching to Firefox, or Mac, does NOT make the web safer. Not anymore.)

      Like

      Comment by techpaul | January 28, 2009 | Reply

  2. Thanks for the link.

    Like

    Comment by M. Miller | February 1, 2009 | Reply


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