Malware attack poses as security warning from Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit

Windows users – do you take your computer’s security seriously?

If so, you might decide to take prompt action when you receive an email seemingly from the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit.

But that would actually be a big mistake.

You may remember that the Digital Crimes Unit at Microsoft are the folks who have worked hard to bring down botnet servers, including those associated with Zeus, and investigated suspected malware authors.

Here’s what today’s spammed-out email, which uses the subject line “Security”, looks like…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.