Antivirus Upgrade Leads to Phishing

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Antivirus Upgrade Leads to Phishing
« on: March 04, 2011, 09:02:42 AM »
Social Engineering brings a new phishing attack, with a message supposedly from a Web administrator of an email service provider. The email tells the user that a virus has been detected on their system. To prevent damage to both the service provider's webmail log and the user's important files, the user must upgrade to the latest version of their antivirus which can only be downloaded from a website linked in the mail. This attack is dangerous due to the fact that it preys upon a user's desire to keep himself protected from threats.

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