Fake Conficker Alert Drops Scareware Threat

An ongoing spam campaign is once again attempting to impersonate Microsoft’s security team by mass mailing Conficker.B Infection Alerts that drop a sample of the Antivirus Pro 2010 scareware scam. Here’s a sample of what the text looks like:

An ongoing spam campaign is once again attempting to impersonate Microsoft’s security team by mass mailing Conficker.B Infection Alerts that drop a sample of the Antivirus Pro 2010 scareware scam. Here’s a sample of what the text looks like:

“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”

Read the full story from ZDNet’s Dancho Danchev.

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