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Sending email to US-CERT
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On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 10:29 PM, Chris Wallis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Just got this from US Cert. With what's going on with this list. I fought
> I might share with you all...
> With some of the crap on this list lately I really do hope it is spambots...
> ~Chris Wallis
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> US-CERT Current Activity
> Malicious Code Circulating via Israel/Hamas Conflict Spam Messages
> Original release date: January 9, 2009 at 9:25 am Last revised: January 9,
> 2009 at 9:25 am
> US-CERT is aware of public reports of malicious code circulating via spam
> email messages related to the Israel/Hamas conflict in Gaza.
> These messages may contain factual information about the conflict and
> appear to come from CNN. Additionally, the messages indicate that
> additional news coverage of the conflict can be viewed by following a link
> provided in the email body. If users click on this link, they are
> redirected to a bogus CNN website that appears to contain a video.
> Users who attempt to view this video will be prompted to update to a new
> version of Adobe Flash Player in order to view the video. This update is
> not a legitimate Adobe Flash Player update; it is malicious code. If users
> download this executable file, malicious code may be installed on their
> US-CERT encourages users and administrators to take the following
> preventative measures to help mitigate the security risks:
> * Install antivirus software, and keep the virus signatures up to
> * Do not follow unsolicited links and do not open unsolicited email
> * Use caution when visiting untrusted websites.
> * Use caution when downloading and installing applications.
> * Obtain software applications and updates directly from the
> vendor's website.
> * Refer to the Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams (pdf) document
> for more information on avoiding email scams.
> * Refer to the Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks
> document for more information on social engineering attacks.
> Relevant Url(s):
> This entry is available at
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