Quick demonstration, how the viruses get into your computers and steel your information.
I received an email message from what it looks like NAB.COM.AU
After looking at the attachment it’s an executable file, this means it’s a program to install on my computer.
Looking at where the email really came from:
“Received: from 130.128/188.8.131.52.in-addr.arpa (unknown [184.108.40.206]) by
exmf024-nj-6.domain.local (Postfix) with ESMTP id 02A851ED8 for
firstname.lastname@example.org; Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:19:21 -0800 (PST)
Received: from apache by ameriton.com with local (Exim 4.63) (envelope-from
email@example.com) id 1VVMGQ-4OC544-FO for
firstname.lastname@example.org; Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:19:20 -0600
Email really came from West Bend, Wisconsin in the United States.
So to recap, What was the purpose of this email?
- Somebody in West Bend united States sending an application to install trying to show that it came from a trusted source. (NAB.Com.AU)
- Reading the email, it says after installing the application please register with NAB.COM.AU and the link is real.
If you have completed this or something similar to this, your computer is probably being used at the moment for:
How this impacts you ?
- Your computer may be used as a tool to hack other computers
- Keystrokes may be recorded on your computer and sent to another, so if I jump on NAB.COM.AU – This is sent to somebody, the next key stroke looks like a username, and followed by a password, how long do you reckon it will take for the observer to guess it’s your internet banking details for NAB.com.au?
- Slows down your computer
- Compromises your identity to suit a purpose
For more information on how this can impact you or for peace of mind, contact MLK Computing on 03 9470 6723 or via email email@example.com