Of course, you don’t want to open that attachment. We would hope that the poor standard of English in the email would alert most readers… “departament”, “you transaction abilities”, “have” instead of “has”, “your security version” etc.
Again we all know not to open the attachment, yes?
As always, you can see by hovering your mouse cursor over the “Confirm Friend Request” or “See All Requests” buttons that the URL you would be taken to is NOT a legitimate Facebook URL. Please, don’t be tempted to visit the page – there is every chance the page will contain various security exploits designed […]
I haven’t seen this particular malware spam before – obviously it is not the real thing Note the @nyc.gov email address. The message path is interesting – the email *apparently* originated from nyc.gov (22.214.171.124) to be picked up by 126.96.36.199 (obbh.com – India Delhi Rcom-wireless-1x-mumbai). Interestingly, 188.8.131.52 does, apparently, host nyc.gov as well as nycppf.org […]
Source: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/08/03/media-hoax-internet-explorer-users-dumb-research/ “It turned out that many websites (CNN, BBC, NPR, CNET, Forbes, the Daily Mail, Mashable, the Daily Telegraph are just a handful) had been duped in recent days by supposed research from AptiQuant showing that users of Internet Explorer scored lower than average in IQ tests.”