Thursday, October 27, 2016

Fed Ex spoofed in a phishing scam; other reputable sites have malvertising issues; Windows 10 update today causes a temporary crash in Trend Micro


Tonight, for the second time in two weeks, I got a phishing email on a failed delivery of a FedEx package.  The other one had come when I was expecting a package.  The giveaway is that it had a zip file attachment.

It's a good idea if you have a UPS store address to have it email or text you when it receives a package, so you know what is legitimate.

DHL has had similar issues.



Tonight, when going to a non-existent blog posting on a reputable site (tech republic) an ad (for a "for-profit university" was served, as well as a bizarre xyz domain registration page.  The trace showed loading of an ad service platform tnctrx (located in Loudoun County VA).  No harm was done, but the site seems to have a little "malvertising" resulting in adware that went bad when loading.  Trend Micro did not find any problems (processes or files) or flag anything.

Also, today, a Trend component coreServiceShell.exe was found to have crashed after finishing a routine full scan successfully (windows 10).  Trend worked normally upon restart of Windows 10, which had just done a scheduled update cycle today.  

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