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Rogue Microsoft Services Agreement Emails Lead To Latest Java Exploit

IDG News Service – (International) Rogue Microsoft Services Agreement emails lead to latest Java exploit. Hackers are distributing rogue email notifications about changes in Microsoft‘s Services Agreement to trick people into visiting malicious pages that use a recently circulated Java exploit to infect their computers with malware. The rogue email messages are copies of legitimate notifications that Microsoft sent out to users to announce changes to the company‘s Services Agreement that will take effect October 19. However, in the malicious versions of the emails, the correct links were replaced with links to compromised Web sites that host attack pages from the Blackhole exploit toolkit.


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Written by Ali Loney

Ali Loney is a Senior UX Designer at Walmart Labs. She is based in Canada and was the former Graphic Designer at Sonatype.