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“F-Secure HTK4S” is fake


We’ve seen this one before, but there’s been a new run today.

Some clown is trying to pose as us. If you see an email like the one below, please ignore it:

     From: [email protected]
     Reply-To: [email protected]
     Subject: Security Maintenance.F-Secure HTK4S
     To: undisclosed-recipients:;
     Dear Email Subscriber,
     Your e-mail account needs to be improved with our new
     F-Secure HTK4S anti-virus/anti-spam 2011-version.
     Fill in the columns below or your account will be
     temporarily excluded from our services.
     E-mail Address:
     Phone Number:
     Please note that your password is encrypted
     with 1024-bit RSA keys for increased security.
     Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved.

We’ve seen this same desperate attempts in multiple languages (done with machine translation), for example:

     From: Tampere University of Technology
     Reply-To: [email protected]
     Subject: Hyv? tilin k?ytt?j?
     To: undisclosed-recipients:;
     Hyv? tilin k?ytt?j?, HTK4S virus on havaittu webmailiin
     tilin kansiot, ja sinun webmail-tili on p?ivitetty uuden
     F-Secure HTK4S anti-virus/anti-Spam versio 2011 aiheutuvien
     vahinkojen v?ltt?miseksi meid?n webmail ja t?rkeit? tiedostoja.
     T?yt? sarakkeet alla ja l?hett?? takaisin tai s?hk?postisi
     keskeytet??n tilap?isesti palveluistamme.
      K?ytt?j?tunnus :…….. Salasana :……… SYNTYM?AIKA: ……
     Jos n?in ei tehd? 24 tunnin sis?ll? heti tehd? s?hk?postisi
     k?yt?st? meid?n database.
     Thank k?ytit Jyv?skyl?n yliopisto webmail.
     Tampereen teknillinen yliopisto Copyright ? 2009-2011
     (c) Verkot Kaikki oikeudet pid?tet??n

Ignore these emails and move on.

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