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IRS Notification Letter Email scam

 July 26, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The Chepvil malware which comes via email as an attachment is using another trick to spread itself. You may receive an email stating to be from IRS.gov and with the subject line – “IRS Notification Letter”. The email is as shown below: The attachment comes with the name ‘IRS document.rar’....

“System process at address 0x3BC3 have just crashed” Ransomware

 July 25, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

“System process at address 0x3BC3 have just crashed, please follow these steps to deactivate it from your system.” This is a fraudulent system error warning that alerts users of an erroneous system risk and then prompts users to call the premium-rate phone number mentioned to resolve the apparent issue. This...

Phone Hacking: Are we safe?

 July 19, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Recent international news about the hacking of celebrities phones by news reporters from News of the World, a now defunct British tabloid newspaper published by News International, are doing the rounds. The allegations state that the individuals and reporters working for the newspaper are engaged in phone hacking. All this...