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January 25, 2012

Microsoft Legal Department Malware Lure

The latest in the malware lure campaign invokes the mighty piracy-fighting lawyers at Microsoft. In the email, the recipient is essentially accused of using pirated MS products, and he/she had better click the link to register a PC and avoid court. What a bunch of bullshit.

Here's the message:

Subject: Microsoft legal department

We've been tracking the illegally installed versions of our products for a long time, we've recently won tht claim in International Court, and we were alloud to request from the providers personal details of persons using the illegally installed versions of Microsoft products. We've decided to solve this problem avoiding court. After you follow this link, we register your PC as a legal one, thereby you avoid the judicial issues concerning presumably illegally instaled software on your PC.
With Respect To You
Emeline Welsh

SHA2 check sum: c084bfe116bfe1169dc08e16923723a5a5728e11169dcccccc08e6b572849237

How 'bout the typos and use of the non-word "alloud"? Hmmm, not what I'd expect from Microsoft's lawyers. Tee hee.

As a million times before, the link leads to a hijacked web site, where a page of obfuscated JavaScript can lead a user of an unprotected PC down the path of screwdom.

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 10:43 AM