Fake FBI messages circulating – Contains Malware.

By | May 5th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

We first saw this exact e-mail years ago from the FBI or CIA saying that they have logged your IP address on 40 illegal Websites, and it seems to be back in force again. It used to contain a virus called Sober, but now it seems to contain malware in the style of a zip file that pretends its a virus to get at your credit card details. The hackers are just trying to scare (scare-ware) you into opening the file. The Spam email looks like this. .gov email address usually with lots of numbers.... Subject: You visit illegal websites Message: We  have logged your IP Adress on more than 40 illegal websites Please answer our questions on the form attached. Attachment: document.zipThe FBI are often having their name used in cyber attacks  via email scams - malware attacks and even telephone scams. There is another one also doing the rounds at the moment regarding  Osama bin Laden, claiming it contains photos or videos of course it doesn't; it probably contains a virus or malicious software likely to take over your computer, and steal personal data. [...]