SOURCE: Sunbelt Software

January 11, 2008 15:24 ET

Sunbelt Software Issues Security Alert for Non-Profit Organizations

Email Scam Distributes Sophisticated Advance-Fee Fraud Campaign

CLEARWATER, FL--(Marketwire - January 11, 2008) - Sunbelt Software, a leading provider of Windows security and management software, today issued a security alert for non-profit organizations. A new email scam, targeted at non-profit organizations, distributes what appears to be an advance-fee fraud campaign sent from a "Barbara Moratek" of the "Ivete Foundation." Additionally, malware sites are taking advantage of the fact that people are googling "Barbara Moratek," with search results that deliver links pushing malware.

According to Wikipedia, an advance-fee fraud is a confidence trick in which the target is persuaded to advance relatively small sums of money in the hope of realizing a much larger gain.

The email looks something like this:

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
From: B. Moratek- Ivete Foundation [mailto:bmoratek@ivetefoundation.org]
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008 5:42 PM
To: < redacted >
Subject: Information for prospective donors

Would you have additional information for prospective donors or volunteers
other than what is on your website? Thank you in advance.

Warm regards,
Barb
Barbara Moratek
Vice President, Director of Grant Programs
Ivete Foundation

Phone-
Fax- 800.397.7205
Web- www ivetefoundation.org

The Sunbelt Threat Research team continues to follow the development of this scam and the malware sites and will issue additional warnings as needed. For more detailed information on the email scam and the malware sites involved with the Google search term "Barbara Moratek" please visit Sunbelt's corporate blog posting here.

About Sunbelt Software

Headquartered in Tampa Bay (Clearwater), Fla., Sunbelt Software was founded in 1994 and is a leading provider of Windows security and management software with product solutions in the areas of antispam and antivirus, antispyware, and vulnerability assessment. Leading products include the CounterSpy product line, Ninja Email Security, Sunbelt Exchange Archiver, and endpoint firewall technologies. The company is part of Sunbelt International Group, based in Paris, France.

For more information about Sunbelt Software, please visit the company's website at: www.sunbeltsoftware.com. To learn more about current activities, products, and ideas at Sunbelt Software, please visit Sunbelt's corporate blog at www.sunbeltblog.com.

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