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May 1st, 2008

Fake Microsoft-like Sites Attempt To Install Malware

Sunbelt issued a warning for several sites that are spelled closely like the real Microsoft owned websites. These URLs could be used in future phishing or targeted attacks, as they closely resemble the true Microsoft naming conventions.
Recent Windows XP SP3 news buzz probably gave attackers an idea how to trick users into installing “necessary updates” or even “latest Service Pack 3″ which are nothing but information stealing trojans if you choose to install them from those fake domains. If you get lucky, your PC might even become a part of some notorious botnet.

Most of the URLs are plural (e.g., microsofts or microsoftes). Please do not attempt to go to these sites, as malware could be automatically and silently installed on vulnerable PCs.

A list of fake Microsoft looking domains and their IP addresses:

Visiting suspicious URLs and performing any actions on websites mentioned in emails from unfamiliar senders will most likely result an attempt to infect your Windows system.

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    One Response to “Fake Microsoft-like Sites Attempt To Install Malware”

    1. Victor anjorin Says:
      July 19th, 2008 at 10:56 am

      Can microsoft work on mobile phone because i want to use microsoft search for searching like google and other search engines. Is there a bookmark i can use for searching on microsofts, if there’s please help me send it so that i can be use it for searching for free with my mobile phone……victor

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