Email Security Firm Warns of Fake Outlook Alerts

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Outlook users beware, According to Red Condor, an email filtering company, bogus Outlook alerts are making the rounds in an attempt to spread banking Trojans, which are used by hackers to access online accounts.

Red Condor said potential victims receive a personalized email message that appears to come from a tech support rep. Adding to the scam's effectiveness, the emails appear to come from the same domain as the target.

The security firm claims to have blocked over a million of these types of messages, which would indicate a botnet is at work and that the hackers are playing a numbers game.

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