MX Lab, http://www.mxlab.eu, started to intercept a fake email from the Belgiam Federal Police with the subject "Openstaande rekening te voldoen". This email is a reminder on an outstanding payment request that has already been announced in a written version by regular post in the past and contains instructions to pay an outstanding ticket for speeding in … Continue reading Fake email Belgian Federal Police “Openstaande rekening te voldoen”
MX Lab, http://www.mxlab.eu, reported in the past regarding a business directory scams (Directory scam: Business Registration 2012, Directory scam: Euro Trade Register Update 2012, Directory scam: registration for the World Trade Register’s 2012/2013, Directory scam: Registration of the World Company Register 2011/2012) that offers a free update of the company details in the directory. However, the document is constructed … Continue reading Directory scam: EU Business Register 2013/2014
MX Lab, http://www.mxlab.eu, has intercepted emails from the European Trade Register, a business directory. Be aware, this is the same scam as the World Trade Register, World Company Register or the World Business Directory (perhaps we have a few more), all related to EU Business Services Ltd. I must admit, they are persistent, the guys at EU Business Services Ltd. … Continue reading Directory scam: Euro Trade Register Update 2012
MX Lab, http://www.mxlab.eu, reported earlier in the past of directory scams to register your company "for free". But when sending back the document, you really agree to get involved into a commitment for several years while paying each year a significant amount for the registration. MX Lab is intercepting these messages on a regular base … Continue reading Directory scam: registration for the World Trade Register’s 2012/2013
According to an article on the official Microsoft Blog, the botnet Kelihos, also known as Waledac 2.0, has been taken down on the 27th of September 2011 by Microsoft in an operation codenamed “Operation b79”. Read the full story.
MX Lab, http://www.mxlab.eu, reported earlier regarding emails that offer an alternative to the official Adobe PDF Reader and the VOIP add ons for Skype. It now seems that Google Picasa is the next victim of the same type of scam. We intercepted a few messages with the subject "The iTunes of Photo Organization" coming for the … Continue reading Google Picasa scam
DNS.BE, the Belgian organization that manages all registrations of domainnames under the .be TLD, reported that the DNS name servers did get an unusual high workload, up to 6 times more queries than average, resulting in 2 servers that where hardly available during 4 hour on last Sunday. The other 47 name servers were perfectly … Continue reading 2 DNS Name Servers of DNS.BE experienced unusual high workload