Fake LinkedIn e-mails lead to Zeus Trojan | InSecurity Complex – CNET News

Criminals are using bogus LinkedIn invite e-mails to trick people into clicking on links that lead to the Zeus data-stealing Trojan, a researcher warned today. The malware targets Windows users.

Researchers saw tens of billions of messages related to the attack yesterday, Henry Stern, a senior security researcher at Cisco Systems, told CNET. “There have been some bursts today, but nothing like yesterday,” he said. “The botnet responsible for this is still in operation and it’s just doing something else right now.”

While this attack appears to be abating, people should be wary of any new campaigns that use similar methods.

“This attack is particularly interesting because of its size,” Stern said. “It’s one of the largest viral campaigns we’ve seen, and one of the largest that mimics a social network.”

In this attack, the e-mails looked like legitimate LinkedIn invites with a Web link for confirming a contact. However, the link doesn’t lead to LinkedIn; it redirects to a Web page and displays a message saying “Please waiting …. 4 seconds” before then redirecting to Google.

Fake LinkedIn e-mails lead to Zeus Trojan | InSecurity Complex – CNET News.

Cisco has more information about the attack on its blog.


Theft of vital information  has become big business. Sometimes it seems that no matter where you go on the internet, it seems something bad may be waiting around the corner.

This is another good example of how important it is to secure your systems and keep your computer security software updated.

Welcome Windows Live Spaces Bloggers (via WordPress.com News)

WordPress is moving along and in all fairness so is Windows Live Spaces.

Welcome Windows Live Spaces Bloggers We're excited to announce that WordPress.com is now the default blogging platform for Windows Live Spaces users. We've worked with our partners at Microsoft to create a simple migration service for Spaces bloggers to easily bring all their posts, comments, and photos to WordPress.com. Over a six month period, beginning today, Windows Live Spaces users will have the option to move their blogs to WordPress.com. To make this possible, we've created … Read More

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New Theme: Fusion (via WordPress.com News)

A beautiful theme, I once had a similar theme love the layout etc and this has everyuthin you may need.

New Theme: Fusion I'm proud to introduce you to Fusion, our newest theme. The versatility of this theme makes it great for a variety of uses including technical blogs, long-form writing, posting code samples, and displaying large images. You can use Fusion just like any other WordPress.com theme or, if you prefer a wide layout, this theme is ready to accommodate. [caption id="attachment_5167" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Example of Fusion's out-of-the- … Read More

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IRD: Watch for hoax tax refund email – Fraud – NZ Herald News

Another hoax email is circulating, this time offering people a tax refund in exchange for credit card details, Inland Revenue says.

A link in the email directs people to a fake webpage with an Inland Revenue logo where people are asked to enter personal details including their credit card details.

Anyone that falls for the scam risks having their credit card details stolen, Inland Revenue group manager for assistance Charles Ronaldson said.

Inland Revenue is asking people to ignore the email and to never click on any links within a suspicious email.

For those who may have already given away their bank details, the advice is to contact their bank or credit card provider.

To report suspicious emails that target Inland Revenue customers, people should email phishing@ird.govt.nz


via IRD: Watch for hoax tax refund email – Fraud – NZ Herald News.


It is noted here that In Christchurch (before the earthquake) there were people visiting premises claiming to be from Tax Refund (www.taxrefund.co.nz). From a reliable source it was learned that Tax Refund does not have people out there going door to door and copying vital information using a camera. It is recommended that you do not let these people in or if you do do not had them any of your private information.

C. S. Lewis Bible to be Released

Friday, September 17, 2010

C. S. Lewis Bible to be Released

The first Bible pairing Lewis’ spiritual writings with corresponding Bible passages

By Jeremy Reynalds

Senior Correspondent for ASSIST News Service

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (ANS) — The C.S. Lewis Bible is slated to be released in Oct. 2010.

C.S. Lewis

A news release from the publishers said the Lewis Bible offers one of the most respected Christian thinkers as a companion to a reader’s reflection and study of scripture.

The news release said Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century, and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University. That was a position he held until his retirement.

Lewis’ contributions in literary criticism, children’s literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international acclaim. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience. His works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year.

“The C.S. Lewis Bible offers a unique way for readers to reflect upon important Biblical passages,” said Mark Tauber, senior vice president of Harper One, publisher of the C.S. Lewis Bible, speaking in a news release.

He added, “By pairing Lewis’ writing with scripture, this Bible offers readers the opportunity to gain fresh insight into Lewis’s writings, his own spiritual journey, and to the scriptures themselves.”

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