Windows 7 based spam with malicious links circulating
Please be careful with Windows 7 email messages you may receive. AVERT Labs has noted extensive spamming to deceive folks. Usually with email, if it appears too good to be true, it's too good to be true ...
Windows 7 Spam and Malicious links circulating
QUOTE: The release of Microsoft’s next major operating system, Windows 7, is at hand. It’s timely to remind everyone that we have seen Windows 7 spam for a few months. Anything on this scale from Microsoft is too big a lure for spammers and cybercriminals to ignore. (I would be stunned if they didn’t take advantage.) We’ve seen subjects that include:
Microsoft Windows 7 special offers
Windows 7 SP 2
Windows 7 FAQ on release
Today’s Special Gateway Laptop + NEW Windows 7 & More Electronics Deals
Windows7 ultimate 86% off
Windows7 ultimate 57% off
We at McAfee Labs have noticed these throughout both September and October–with spikes as high as 1.88 percent of total spam. That might sound like a small number, but when you consider that daily spam volumes can reach 160 billion messages, it is not insignificant.