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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

OutlookMicrosoftMail365 - You Have 23 Undelivered/Pending Messages

This is a very well done phishing message that slipped through Microsoft's Office 365 mail filters this morning. Do not open it. Do not click the links. Just delete it and move on!

The message originated from IP Address in Madrid Spain on the Acens Technologies, S.L. Internet Service Provider.

Phishing message text below.

You Have 23 Undelivered/Pending Messages


Outlook Mail Service Server On 26th of February 2018 UTC 12:00AM, Detected
About (23) clustered messages Undelivered/Pending to your MailBox, They are awaiting your aproval to be delivered.
Below are list of approved actions to be taken as to restor messages back to your mailbox:
*View/Authorize Delivery for pending mails From "Outlook Cloud Sever"
*Report Error To Office Helpdesk Microsoft Administrators at "Outlook IT Help Desk"
Further messages might be prevented if any of the above actions are not performed.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Facebook Data Equals Personalized Spam and Attacks

Spammers and scammers are not dumb and they are not idiots. They are not doing what they do to bother or annoy us or because they have "nothing better to do with their time". They are in business and they will target their "customers" like anyone else; with research.

Be aware!

Full story here - New Wave of Phishing Scams Uses Facebook Info for Personalized Spam

"You receive an email that appears to be sent by a friend or family member. The message addresses you by name, but the content is strange. Usually, it’s just a link to a website. If you click on it, you could end up downloading malware to your computer.

What’s going on here? The scammers are exploiting the fact that you’re more likely to click on a link if it was sent by a friend.

Scammers find your information through Facebook or other social media accounts. Some set up fake accounts and send out friend requests. When you accept the request, they can view your friends and personal and contact information. Other scammers rely on social media users not locking down their privacy settings, so basic information, such as your name, email address and friends’ names, is publicly available."

Friday, November 28, 2014

INTERNAL FAX - CryptoWall 2.0 E-mail Example

I finally tracked down an example of one of the many variants of the CryptoWall 2.0 RansomWare / MalWare / Virus e-mails. This is not the only version out there so be aware!

As a general rule of thumb, never open a zip file attachment from someone you don't know. Even then scan it for viruses before opening it.

Here's what to look out for;

The e-mail subject was INTERNAL FAX

The attachment name I received was FAX827-482-9123.zip . The infectious software is contained inside the zip file. It also contained an attachment named ATT00001.txt (which is not a virus).

RansomWare message body text;

You have received fax from EPSON09964727 at sidsolve.com

Scan date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:18:44 -0500

Number of page(s): 61

Resolution: 400x400 DPI

Name: FAX827-482-9123.pdf

Attached file is scanned image in PDF format.

The message came from XTLAMJHEK ( around the Orlando, Florida area. The sender's address was 8GEGBYXZ.4384595@bleuit.com . The return path is cidejilk@bleuit.com . The sender spoofed a fake address named fax@sidsolve.com. This would likely be customized to the victim's domain. The company that owns the domain is based on Guernsey in the Channel Islands.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Shipping Info for you@yourdomain.com

The SPAM filter picked up this one today and I've had a couple of recent client calls about this type of e-mail and another one that claims there is a "New Fax Waiting". The e-mail contains an embedded link that will attempt to compromise any system that visits it.

The message originated in Provo, Utah on an ISP called Unified Layer. The IP Address that sent it was The claimed sender's address is saadi@ihc.com.sa . The company at ihc.com.sa is an insurance broker that has likely been compromised.

Don't believe this. It is an attempt to infect you!

Delete it and move on with your day!


Purchase Notice
Please see the shipping information Date ordered: October 13/ 2014
For your information that the item is being shipped to you.
We also included delivery file to specified address.
Order No: 104213335
Order total: 1779.07 USD
Processed date: Oct 13 2014.

Help !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cathleen and Mark

I haven't received one of these in a long time due to our filter capturing the vast majority of all the SPAM that hits our servers. This one made it through because it came from as client's personal account on AOL that we have whitelisted. Someone, somewhere, got hold of their password as is sending out spam. If you get one of these, they aren't really where the e-mail claims.

Although it claims to be from Simferopol, Ukraine, the message originates at IP Address in Ashburn, Virginia. It was sent on an MCI network. It routed through AOL in New York City.

Delete the e-mail, Don't read it, don't respond.

Do contact your friend and tell them that they've been compromised. A heavy scan and password changes are in order.


Hello ,
Sorry to bother you this time but this seems to me more than a dreadful ill-luck for me and my family.I am in Simferopol (UKRAINE) right now for a short vacation and unfortunately i ran out of cash, i have tried to access my credit card from the cash machines here but it keeps saying network errors.
I also tried to withdraw funds from my own bank account here but the lady at the paid desk informed me that i can't withdraw from my account here in a foreign country,wondering if i could get a quick loan of ($2,900 USD)  from you to clear some little things here and also take a cab to the airport i promise to refund it as soon as i get back home later this week.
I anticipate your response .
Cathleen and Mark

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Stocktip Of The Year

Uh... no... I think not. Maybe another candidate for scam of the year?

This scam, pump and dump, attempt to infect your systems, comes courtesy of pete25a2@bistrita.astral.ro a Romanian ISP. The message came in from the IP address in Harghita, Romania.

The message is definitely not from TheStreet, Inc. at 63 South Main Street, Newtown CT 06470.

Don't click the links, don't read it, don't believe it. Delete and move on with your day!

Spam e-mail text;

TheStreet Daily
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You've been patient for a while now and finally
it's time.
Confederation MineraIs (CNRMF)
is on the verge of exploding.Thats because they
have hundreds ofmillions of precious metals on their
property and they are weeks away from beginning to dig
it out and selling it up the distribution chain.It is
trading at such a bargain right now that
CNRMF is a no-brainer.
Snap up as many shares of it as you can today before it
goes up too high.Everyone is certain that we
will see it hit past 40cents before month's end.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Your PC Has Critical Errors - Fix Now!

UPDATE! UPDATE! - 10-15-2014
This is the first time this has happened since I started this little blog. I got word from the guys at HOST1PLUS in Santiago, Chile and they have shut down the spammer on their systems!  You should keep an eye out for this bad message because it is still out there and showing up from other sources, but won't be coming from this host anymore. It is awesome that someone out there is on top of their systems! Props to HOST1PLUS!

Original post -

Here's a little scam I was just notified about. This came in to a client's e-mail account and they called us right away about it. If they had followed the e-mail's advice they'd likely be infected with a nasty piece of MalWare and a handful of Trojans.

The entire e-mail is a massive image link! Don't click it, don't follow the links, don't try to visit their site. It is a SCAM!

The link in the e-mail leads to http://images.reviewfacilitate.co/RWn6saYa6xELa9ss9 a non-responsive website. The e-mail that claims sending it is info@reviewfacilitate.co . In reality the message references the domain handleinsure.net and originates from IP Address located in Santiago, Chile. The ISP is either Host1plus Hosting Services or Digital Energy Technologies.

Image of the spam scam;

Spam Scam e-mail text;

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