Along with the vulnerabilities that Microsoft patched Tuesday, the software giant's customers have a new problem to grapple with: a fake notification e-mail that looks remarkably legitimate.
Attackers are apparently taking advantage of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday to send legitimate-looking e-mails that include a Trojan virus. Trojan.Backdoor.Haxdoor allows attackers to execute files and steal information from compromised computers. The fake mailing includes a legitimate-looking PGP signature, as well as purporting to come from a real Microsoft employee.
Christopher Budd, a security program manager in the Microsoft Security Response Center, offers this perspective on the e-mails in a … Read more