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Fake “MSN Featured Offers” spam mails

July 17th 2011

  The email pictured to the left has got nothing to do with MSN Featured Offers. The domain you will visit if you click on any hyperlink, nerwybqunk.com, has the following registration details. Of course, we’re not surprised to see Russian and Chinese involvement. nerwybqunk.com ICANN Registrar: AB NAMEISP Created 23 June 2011 IP: […]

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Fake LinkedIn emails

July 14th 2011

They are obvious to spot, IF you know what to look for.  Sadly, though, there are always new computer users who haven’t learned the hard lessons of online security. Take a look at the fake LinkedIn email that I received a short while ago: So, who is "journallinkedinview64678.com – check out the registrant details: journallinkedinview64678.com […]

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Ok, this really isn’t a good idea!

July 7th 2011

Not a good idea!  Collecting a slew of email addresses, apparently to invite people to Google+ creating a spreadsheet, publishing it to Google Docs, then making the document PUBLIC!! Lots of people are taking a look-see – we can only hope they’re not grabbing those addresses for spamming purposes. Oh, and by the way, they’re […]

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More spam

July 2nd 2011

Following on from yesterday’s post, here’s another sample spam. Clicking on a link opens an hilonite.com URL which redirects to dailyappssource.com/pdf/promo/index.asp?aff=11677&camp=esp3_pdf_jul02 Content is also retrieved from secure-signupway.com hilonite.com ICANN Registrar: DOMAINSATCOST.CA CORP Created 16 June 2011 Registrant: orderquart telecom Steven Ogden (katebennett31@aol.com) Shares IP with genyie.com, gettita.com (mentioned yesterday), hilonite.com, janethsa.com, lenicety.com secure-signupway.com ICANN Registrar: […]

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Fake Google software emails

July 2nd 2011

These almost fooled a family member.  They’re fake. The spammers do the most basic of tracking – first by including remotely hosted pictures in the email, and by embedding the victim’s email address into URLs.  If you click on the link, even if you are well aware it’s fake and don’t intend to buy anything […]

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