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* Scam Alert: EMAIL UPGRADE NOTICE!!!

Posted on November 30th, 2009 by Kirk. Filed under Announcements, Security Alerts.


The following message is in fact a scam. We never email to ask you for your password.  The big tip is that the reply-to address goes to an address that is not one of ours. This is a common sign of fraudulent emails.

Is Monday over yet?


Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2009 06:29:36 +0800
From: "Net Idea Telecommunications Inc." <webmaster@netidea.com>
Reply-to: supportdesk@programmer.net
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: EMAIL UPGRADE NOTICE!!!

Account Department!

Net Idea Telecommunications Inc.

Upgrade/Maintenance All netidea.com Email Accounts

We regret to announce to you that we will be making some system maintenance on
our netidea.com Webmail account. During this process you might have
login problems in signing into your netidea.com Webmail account, but to
prevent this you have to confirm your account immediately after you 
receive this notification.

To confirm and to keep your netidea.com webmail active during and after
this process, please reply to this message with the below netidea.com
Webmail account information. Failure to do this might cause a permanent
deactivation of your netidea.com Webmail account from our data base to
enable us create more spaces for the 2009 session.

Send your netidea.com Webmail account for confirmation stating:

* netidea.com ID:
* Password:
* Date of Birth:

Your account shall remain active after you have successfully confirmed
your account details. We thank you for your prompt attention to this
notification.

Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect
your netidea.com Webmail account.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Net Idea Telecommunications Inc.
ACCOUNT SUPPORT

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* New Email Scam

Posted on November 23rd, 2009 by Kirk. Filed under Announcements, Security Alerts.


We’ve seen 2 separate phishing emails sent out over the weekend. They are both very similar and ask for your username and password. The emails are sent from email@info.com, but replies will go to rest777@att.net. These are fairly obvious scams. What these criminals want is your username and password so they can use your email account to send out spam.

We will never email you to ask for your password. Ever.

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* Facebook account agreement – contains email trojan

Posted on November 6th, 2009 by Kirk. Filed under Announcements, Security Alerts.


There are a number of emails making the rounds today claiming to be an updated Facebook user account agreement. These emails contain an attached zip file containing a trojan horse type virus. Do not open the attachment and delete the message on sight. Here are some examples:

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* ‘A new settings file …’ is a virus

Posted on October 23rd, 2009 by Kirk. Filed under Announcements, Security Alerts.


This message containing a zip attachment is another virus, of the same variety of the ‘Conflicker.B infection alert‘ emails earlier this week.

My virus scanner shows its version 483 of the same virus.

Sincerely,
Kirk Ismay

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: A new settings file for the username@netidea.com has just been released
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 09:29:44 -0500
From: support <username@netidea.com>
To: <username@netidea.com>

Dear user of the netidea.com mailing service!

We are informing you that because of the security upgrade of the mailing
service your mailbox username@netidea.com settings were changed. In order
to apply the new set of settings open zip attached file.

Best regards, netidea.com Technical Support.

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* ‘Conflicker.B Infection Alert’ is a Virus

Posted on October 19th, 2009 by Kirk. Filed under Announcements, Security Alerts.


The message below is a fake and the attached file is in fact a virus. The two samples I have are actually 2 different variations of the virus, which according to my virus scanner is now up to version 481 of this bug.  Virus authors are now releasing new versions of a virus faster than virus scanners can release the new signatures.

As always, never open an unexpected file, whether it comes from email or instant message. If it appears to be from someone you know, call or text them to verify that they really did send it to you.

Sincerely,

Kirk Ismay

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Conflicker.B Infection Alert
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 09:29:44 -0500
From: Microsoft Windows Agent <username@netidea.com>
To: <username@netidea.com>
Dear Microsoft Customer,

Starting 18/10/2009 the ‘Conficker’ worm began infecting Microsoft
customers unusually rapidly. Microsoft has been advised by your
Internet provider that your network is infected.

To counteract further spread we advise removing the infection
using an antispyware program. We are supplying all effected Windows
Users with a free system scan in order to clean any files infected
by the virus.

Please install attached file to start the scan. The process takes
under a minute and will prevent your files from being compromised. We
appreciate your prompt cooperation.

Regards,

Microsoft Windows Agent #2 (Hollis)
Microsoft Windows Computer Safety Division

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* Another Phishing Scam

Posted on October 15th, 2009 by Kirk. Filed under Announcements, Security Alerts.


Here is a sample of the latest phishing scam we’ve seen reported. Once again, we will never email you asking for your password. It features the usual bad grammar, this one uses a link to a web site that asks for your username & password. This one is being tagged by our Spam filter, but some people have the spam filter disabled.

These types of messages should be deleted on sight. If you’ve given them your password, change it immediately using the ‘Account’ button at the top of our web page.

Sincerely,
Kirk Ismay


Subject: A new settings file for the username@netidea.com mailbox has just
been released

Dear user of the netidea.com mailing service!

We are informing you that because of the security upgrade of the mailing service your mailbox (username@netidea.com) settings were changed. In order to apply the new set of settings click on the following link:

http://netidea.com/owa/service_directory/settings.php?email=username@netidea.com&from=netidea.com&fromname=username

Best regards, netidea.com Technical Support.

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* Latest Phishing Scam

Posted on July 23rd, 2009 by Kirk. Filed under Announcements, Security Alerts.


Here is a sample of the latest phishing scam we’ve seen reported. Once again, we will never email you asking for your password. Also note that replies are sent to webmaster-team@live.com, which is not one of ours. These types of messages should be deleted on sight. If you’ve replied with your password, change it immediately using the ‘Account’ button at the top of our web page.

Sincerely,
Kirk Ismay


Subject: VERIFY YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT.
From: Web Master-Help Team <webmaster-team2@live.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 20:35:38 -0300
    VERIFY YOUR "netidea.com" EMAIL ACCOUNT.

Dear netidea.com Email Account Owner,This message is from netidea.com messaging
center to all netidea.com email account owners. We are currently upgrading our
data base and e-mail account center. We are deleting all unused netidea.com
email account to create more space for new accounts. To prevent your account
from closing you will have to update it below so that we will know that it's a
present used account.

CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL IDENTITY BELOW

Email Username: ...............
EMAIL Password: ................
Date of Birth: .................
Country or Territory:...........

Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account within Seven
days of reading this warning will lose his or her account permanently. Thank
you for using netidea.com!

Warning Code: VX2G99AAJ

Thanks,
netidea.com Team

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