16th December 2003
Verify Your eBay
text and a
Spoofed Web page/site?
page opens in a window with form
name & address, Credit Card, Bank
and Paypal Account
Web page/site origin
Identity Theft method
is captured and
relayed to the
Bank Email Scam
See our guide to
See our guides to
Your eBay Account Email Scam with W32.HLLW.Cayam Worm Virus Attachment
20th December 2003
In the wake of the Paypal Mimail Virus Scam comes
the eBay W32.HHLW.Cayam@mm Worm ...
Reports of this eBay scam are growing rapidly now,
and it comes on the form of a spoof eBay email with an attachment named
eBayVerify.exe (see email text below). Its been a while
since the last eBay mass mailing worm virus
(W32.Fishlet.A@mm) back in June 2002, and this new email is just as nasty.
This email is yet another Email
Phishing Scam. Phishing
is a term used to describe the forged emails and web pages which aim
to convince users to enter personal data for the purpose of Identity
The attachment is not a really program to ensure your
continued use of your eBay account at all, it is actually the W32.HLLW.Cayam@mm worm
virus which is programmed to open a forged eBay web page in a
window. This page is crafted to appear to be genuine a eBay page, and
which requests your bank, credit or debit card and Paypal Account
this malicious attachment is activated (normally just by opening it),
it spreads itself further by using your Microsoft Outlook Address Book.
The worm virus has also been known to spread through the peer to peer
file sharing Emule and Kazaa programs.
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you receive this email - forward a copy to us, delete it and
then empty your deleted items folder. Further information is available
from Symantec together with removal instructions in case of infection
you have received this hoax email, please remember that it
is very common for these email scams to be redistributed at a
later date with only slightly different content or the same but with the fake
page(s) hosted by a different provider. Also, once you have received one of these
hoaxes, it is also common place to receive at least another one and usually a
day or two after the first, although not necessarily from the same apparent sender.
Take a good look at the following,
because this email scam may be coming to an inbox near you soon!
The Email ...
Dear Ebay user,
Dear valued eBay member, It has come to our
attention that your eBay Billing Information
records are out of date. That requires you to
update the Billing Information If you could
please take 5-10 minutes out of your online
experience and update your billing records,
you will not run into any future problems
with eBay's online service. However, failure
to update your records will result in account
termination. Please update your records in
maximum 24 hours. Once you have updated your
account records, your eBay session will not
be interrupted and will continue as normal.
Failure to update will result in cancellation
of service, Terms of Service (TOS) violations
or future billing problems.
Please open attachment to update your billing
Thank you for your time!