Fake Windows 8 Upgrade Notification Leads to Phishing Attack
October 31, 2012
New releases, be it software or hardware, are the most usual jump off points where cybercriminals launch their attacks. The October 2012 Windows 8 release is one of the new releases that cybercriminals used as lure. The latest iteration to the Microsoft flagship operating system is offered as an upgrade in a fake email notification, purportedly coming from Microsoft Windows 8 Team.
The message urges users to upgrade to Windows 8 by clicking on a link provided. Once clicked, users are redirected to a phishing site where certain personal information are collected. The collected information can be used for malicious activities.
SPAM BLOCKING DATE / TIME: October 31, 2012 GMT-8