Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Cyber Security Alert SA07-303A

As published by US-CERT, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reported (again) spoofed e-mail messages appearing to be from the FTC and containing malicious code in the attachment. Think about it, do you really expect an email from the FTC? That being the case, why would you open it?

Following is how the FTC describes the spoofed email as follows:

"The spoof email includes a phony sender's address, making it appear the email is from "frauddep@ftc.gov" and also spoofs the return-path and reply-to fields to hide the email's true origin. While the email includes the FTC seal, it has grammatical errors, misspellings, and incorrect syntax."
Keep your anti-virus software updated and check out the excellent reference materials from US-CERT and copied below


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