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Malicious email purporting to be from Microsoft Software Update Centre

randpwar
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Registered: ‎01-08-2007

Malicious email purporting to be from Microsoft Software Update Centre

I know you guys are pretty savvy but thought it worth mentioning that I received an email today claiming to be from (from memory) Microsoft Software Update Centre saying that an urgent security update to all version of Windows can only be accessed via a link in the email as the Update Centre on the Microsoft website has been infected. The email includes a .exe file as an attachment which I presume is stack full of malware. Just do like I did and delete the email
Cheers
Rob
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pierre_pierre
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Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Malicious email purporting to be from Microsoft Software Update Centre

Mines was Quarantined
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The item(s) in question picked up by the service was:
*       BackDoor-BAC.gen
and was sent to you from:
*       "Microsoft" <customerservice "At" microsoft.com>
The subject line of the mail received was:
*       Security Update for OS Microsoft Windows
Wordsmith
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Posts: 58
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Malicious email purporting to be from Microsoft Software Update Centre

I received two of these yesterday and 14 so far today.
All picked up by PlusNet  Smiley