Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Alert: You've sent a payment - service@paypal.com.au

Shortly after reviewing the malicious email with the subject "Your American Express Statement is now ready to view", I then received a couple of emails with the subject "You've sent a payment". These are fake transactions made to appear to come from PayPal.

What was interesting is the domains used for the links in these emails was the same as the American Express emails. That means these emails are most like attempting to use the Adobe Flash Player download approach to infect a users machine.

Currently most of the antivirus programs do not detect the downloaded file as malware. The only protection you have is you and common sense. Unfortunately some people will get tricked.

Take care on the internet as in this day and age we are being attacked everyday by someone trying to scam us in some way. Make sure your antivirus software is up to date, be suspicious with emails and when using the internet be cautious. 

Kelvin Eldridge
Online Connections
www.OnlineConnections.com.au
Call 0415 910 703 for computer support.
Servicing Templestowe, Doncaster, Eltham and the surrounding area.

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