Phoney Microsoft mail causes concern

Friday, 8 April 2005, 1:54 PM EST

A phoney email purporting to come from Microsoft is installing Trojan software on computers around the world.

The mail was sent out by spammers and asks the reader to install a Microsoft update. It has a link to a realistic looking Microsoft update page but the file installed, named Wupdate-20050401.exe, turns control of the PC over to the spammer.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

The risks of moving data into cloud and mobile environments

Bitglass talks about how cloud and mobile and the the largest trends happening in enterprise IT today. There's not a single enterprise out there that's not dealing with these challenges at some level, with the most significant being security and compliance.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Wed, May 6th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //