New Settings File Scam Email

A New settings file for kjy@kenkai.com has just been released.

This is a new scam email that no doubt contains a trojan or worm or some sort of nasty malware, so don’t open the zip file. The New setting file email will obviously feature your email address and not mine and it will look as if it has come from someone internally.

Here’s the scam email I received:

A new settings file for the kjy@kenkai.com has just been released

Gary Dawkins [kjy@kenkai.com]

attached file: install.zip

Dear user of the kenkai.com mailing service!

We are informing you that because of the security upgrade of the mailing service your mailbox kjy@kenkai.com settings were changed. In order to apply the new set of settings open zip attached file.

Best regards, kenkai.com Technical Support.

This new settings file email will catch a few people out - don’t let one of them be you!

Don’t open the zip file! Shift and delete - get it out of your machine straight away!

If you receive a similar email - claiming theres a new settings file and attaching a file you have to open - please send us it, particularly if the wording is different. Thanks.

6 Responses to “New Settings File Scam Email”

nimasay Says:

Today I received one of these too.
this is the email i got:

From: “Anna Franco”
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009
To:
Subject: A new settings file for the “my email here” has just been released

Dear user of the “my email here” mailing service!

We are informing you that because of the security upgrade of the mailing service your mailbox “my email here” settings were changed. In order to apply the new set of settings open zip attached file.

Best regards, “my website here” Technical Support.

Glen Says:

I got several today but they contained a link I did not click, rather than a ZIP file. They come from no-reply@, admin@, service@, alert@, customerservice@

Thanks!

Syed Naseer Says:

Dear All

I got the same message saying that A new settings file for the “mail id” has just been released

We are informing you that because of the security upgrade of the mailing service your mailbox “mail id” settings were changed. In order to apply the new set of settings open zip attached file.

Best regards, “my website here” Technical Support

Denise Says:

* settings.zipsettings.zip

Dear use of the lightingresourcesusa.com mailing service!

We are informing you that because of the security upgrade of the mailing service your mailbox dhuffman@ lightingresourcesusa.com settings were changed. In order to apply the new set of settings open zip attached file.

Best regards, lightingresourcesusa.com Technical Support.

Cathie Says:

Hi All,
I got this message today:
In the Subject line:
A new settings file for the xxxx @snowflakepub.lib.az.us has just be released

Dear use of the snowflakepub.lib.az.us mailing service!

We are informing you that because of the security upgrade of the mailing service your mailbox xxx @snowflakepub.lib.az.us settings were changed. In order to apply the new set of settings open this file:

irai.nerim.net/settings.exe

Best regards, snowflakepub.lib.az.us Technical Support.

This one contains obvious typos but still…
Thanks for posting this!

dian Says:

to what email address to I send a copy of the spam? Simply cut and paste it into the comment box, Dian. Be well, BM

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