Web Attack Blackhole ToolKit Website

» Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 in Blog, Email, Malware / Spyware, Security | 18 comments

I received an email with the following message:

“Dear Bank Account Operator,
WIRE TRANSFER: WRE-7258418863703165
CURRENT STATUS: PENDING

Please REVIEW YOUR TRANSACTION as soon as possible.
Note: I already removed the linked in review your transaction for this post. See the captured screen after clicking the malicious code.

DO NOT visit the URL Address if you don’t have a protection on your computer. And here’s the noticed from Symantec Anti-Virus. “Web Attack Blackhole Toolkit Website (random number) detected.

I’m not expecting any wire transfer transaction, so I know this is one of the malicious code out there trying to take control of your computer. I’m surprise that Google Apps anti-virus tool did not detect this type email. I already reported (tagged) this as spam in my Google email.

How do you protect your computer against this type of viruses. Here’s my suggestions.

  1. Install anti-virus software to your computer. Here’s some software to choose. (
    http://www.blocklist.com/category/antivirus/)
  2. If you’re using a Windows Operating System, visit Microsoft Security Essential to download a free anti-virus software.
  3. Always keep your computer up to date of security patches.
  4. Separate your Admin and User account. If you bought a computer, it’s not too late to create a standard user to use for daily use, and Admin for administration tasks e.g. install new software, updates security patch, etc.
If you are using a standard User account. This will not allow to install new software, including malicious codes, cookies, etc. The Step-4 using Standard User will minimize risk of infection when browsing the Internet.
I hope this help. Don’t hesitate to post your feedback or comments.
Thank you.

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