I wondered if anyone had encountered this one. It dates back to January this year and is another typical attempt to defraud by email...
Fraudsters are sending out virus infected emails that claim a package has been seized by HM Revenue & Customs upon arrival into the United Kingdom.
The official looking scam emails claiming to be from Royal Mail contain a link to document which will install malicious software on your computer designed to steal credentials like account names, email addresses and passwords etc.
An example email reads
Royal Mail is sorry to inform you that a package addressed to you was seized by HM Revenue & Customs upon arrival into the United Kingdom.
A close inspection deemed your items as counterfeit and the manufacturers have been notified. If your items are declared genuine then they will be returned back to you with the appropriate custom charges.
You may have been a victim of counterfeit merchandise and the RM Group UK will notify you on how to get your money back. Please review the attached PDF document for more information.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.
To help the spread of the virus, the emails also says: “you will need to have access to a computer to download and open the Zip file”.
I guess this is going to target those who actually are expecting an overseas parcel but you hope everyone is up to speed with the scams and if you're not expecting anything then of course it's going to arouse suspicion.
Post by Berry McPaper-cuts on Mar 6, 2016 8:40:26 GMT
Yes, Y is right, it's always a voucher so you would put in your details so they can access your hard earned money for themselves.For me the GBP is such a give away. I wonder whether when you click on the link that is supposed to stop you receiving any more offers it tries to do something even more horrible?
Apple users targeted in first known Mac ransomware campaign
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers using a pernicious type of software known as ransomware, researchers with Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW.N) told Reuters on Sunday.
Ransomware, one of the fastest-growing types of cyber threats, encrypts data on infected machines, then typically asks users to pay ransoms in hard-to-trace digital currencies to get an electronic key so they can retrieve their data.
Security experts estimate that ransoms total hundreds of millions of dollars a year from such cyber criminals, who typically target users of Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O) Windows operating system.
Palo Alto Threat Intelligence Director Ryan Olson said the "KeRanger" malware, which appeared on Friday, was the first functioning ransomware attacking Apple's Mac computers.
"This is the first one in the wild that is definitely functional, encrypts your files and seeks a ransom," Olson said in a telephone interview.
Hackers infected Macs through a tainted copy of a popular program known as Transmission, which is used to transfer data through the BitTorrent peer-to-peer file sharing network, Palo Alto said on a blog posted on Sunday afternoon.
When users downloaded version 2.90 of Transmission, which was released on Friday, their Macs were infected with the ransomware, the blog said.
An Apple representative said the company had taken steps over the weekend to prevent further infections by revoking a digital certificate that enabled the rogue software to install on Macs. The representative declined to provide other details.
I see there's no name, how do they know the email address, why haven't they written etc etc but I'm sure there are lots out there that'll fall for it.
I had one this week supposedly from Amazon saying I'd switched off something vital with a link to reinstate it, again no name or account details before spamming it I used AF's suggestion and clicked reply it was somewhere in Manila, mind you with Amazon that location might be correct LOL
People who are wrong are just as sure they're right as people who are right, the only difference is they're wrong