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!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org . In reality the message references the domain handleinsure.net and originates from IP Address 188.8.131.52 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;
Windows PC Repair
Diagnose @ Fix Your PC Problems in 3 simple steps:
1. Download Windows Repair Tool
2. Doubleclick on teh Setup file and Follow teh On-Screen Instructions to Install the Procuct.
3 Runa Scan and Fix the Detected Errors by Clicking teh "Fix All" Button.
Total Downloads: 103,500,697
Download File Size: 4.1 MB
Download Time: sec on dsl, 2min on dialup
Compatibility; Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 2000 32Bit & 64Bit OS Systems
Upgrade option: Yes