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Malware botnet Emotet awakes and resumes its global spamming campaign (secalerts.co)
50 points by GiulioS 30 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 7 comments



To make the email look more genuine, a Microsoft logo was added.

I'm not sure the number of people who would fall for it with or without an extra logo would be all that different...


The Indian scammers are calling people saying their computers told Microsoft they need help and it works.

The only phishing email I ever clicked was one about my Office 365 email getting lost. I was having email issues that week which made me click it faster than usual. Chrome saved me and blocked the site.


> The Indian scammers are calling people saying their computers told Microsoft they need help and it works.

My grandmother-in-law was trying to tell me something to this effect last month; that her computer was "acting up" and someone called her "from Microsoft" and she hung up because the sheer coincidence scared her away from the PC.


For all I know, that article was a phishing attack. It literally served up some fucked up looking Microsoft ad in the middle of the sentence talking about fake ads. The internet is fucked. Burn it down and start over.


The "fucked up looking Microsoft ad" is an example of the malware being sent by the botnet according to the paragraph below it. It's a screenshot of a Word macro virus, it won't do anyone any harm.


It's definitely caused at least one person distress.


It was a screenshot of a spoof e-mail. Occasionally Microsoft will have a banner across the top if your license is expiring with very similar verbiage.

Here is the same photo with mark ups.

https://imgur.com/a/LVKLXxx




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