A couple of Strange eMails recently! Warning!

danger iconI've had a couple of quite strange emails recently.

There's been a number from someone at webwindows.co.uk offering me banner space on a daily national newspaper. Can only assume these are from someone who has added me without permission to their business spam mailing list.

Then an attempt to con me into opening an infected file in Dropbox. I did not recognise the sender nor was there any reason for me to expect to recieve UPDATE_VACATIONS_SCHEDULE_09_2015.pdf. I also (eventually) noticed it...


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Premium Charging MI Package for Merchant 17143013 eMail Warning

danger iconPremium Charging MI Package for Merchant 17143013 pretending to come from  with a malicious word doc  attachment  is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various  Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer.

Further details can be...


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RE: Voice message from 077## - Infected eMail Warning

danger iconRE: Voice message from 077######90 pretending to come from tel: 077######90 <non-mail-user {AT} voiplicity.co.uk>;with  a zip attachment is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various  Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer.

Further details of this infected WAV attachment can...


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Please find attached a recharge invoice for your broadband email Warning!

danger iconLatest fake infected eMail comes with a subject of Invoice: with a random set of characters and in my case the content was "Hi,Please find attached a recharge invoice for your broadband. Many Thanks.Random Name" All one line and no punctuation as shown.

It's yet another infection that is tryingto get you to open the Doc attachment which according to MXLab.eu is a 49kB attached file is named veizaioj_87B9A16BB5.doc (characters will vary) is a malicious Word file with embedded macro that will...


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Additional penalty amounts - Infected eMail Warning

danger iconSecond of two infected email warnings recieved today.

This one basically warns you to that payment is overdue.

Financial department report that You failed to file statements copies of month are attached below.
Please be noticed that from Thursday fine amounts are going to be imposed.
Please consider this e-mail as rather crucial so do not distribute to call our colleagues.
Sarah Lewis

The appalling grammar is a bit of a giveaway. The attached files, if you were to download them would run a file...


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Inappropriate fees report - infected eMail warning

danger iconFirst of two infected email warnings recieved today.

This one basically asks you to resubmit an invoice for payment, or should that be infoice?

Kindly advise You that fee schedules received yesterday include two defects in amounts.
Please mail corrected infoices according to the enclosed files.
Our company will pay new invoices in four days.
Rebecca Smith

The attached files, if you were to download them would run a file that would at the least infect your computer, at worst, would send your...


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Nigerian 419 Scams are still active - Warning

danger iconThe dreaded, and dreadful, Nigerian 419 Scams are still dropping into our inboxes from time to time. I don't know if the scammers think our attention span is so poor we'll forget about them if they stop sending them for a while or not?

These scams attempt to con the reader into sending their bank details off to total strangers who pretend to offer you the chance to "help them out" by transferring funds from some bank account wherever it may be, into yours to basically launder it, then transfer...


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Your latest invoice from The Fuelcard Company spoof eMail Warning!

danger iconYour latest invoice from The Fuelcard Company UK Ltd pretending to come from  with a malicious word doc or Excel XLS spreadsheet attachment  is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment.

The contents of the spoof email are similar to the...


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Statement from [RANDOM FIRM] eMail Warning

danger iconA second round of infected emails hitting my inbox today! This time the Subject starts with "Statement from" and follows with a random firm's name. This evening I've received infected emails from a couple of random firms, whose names are all in Capitals so a bit of a giveaway there.

The content is pretty similar and punctuation is pretty appaling. Of course this email is NOT sent by the firms mentioned but the firm's email address is spoofed and their accounts have not been hacked...


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Exchange Email id####### eMail Warning!!

danger iconWell, today's infected email is a strange one! The sender is me, alledgedly, having been supposedly sent from Administrator [AT] dragonrider.co.uk (there's no such email address existing by the way). The Subject is Administrator - Exchange Email id####### where the Administrator is taken from the sender's email prefix and the id is made up of 7 random characters which also makes up the infected attachment's filename.

Looking closer at the send path brings up the a more likely suspect email...


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