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Phishing Attack--Do Not Download This "Upgrade"

October 11, 2009

Starting this morning, many e-mail accounts hosted by Beverage Media have been the target of a phishing attack that claims there is a necessary patch which stores must download. Stores which receive this e-mail (see below) should immediately delete it and should not click on the download link! This patch is not from Beverage Media and is likely harmful to your computer. If you have already downloaded and run this patch, please contact our Cambridge, MA office.


The offending e-mail:


Subject: Attention - Server Upgrade



On October 16, 2009 server upgrade will take place. Due to this the system may be offline for approximately half an hour.

The changes will concern security, reliability and performance of mail service and the system as a whole. For compatibility of your browsers and mail clients with upgraded server software you should run SSl certificates update procedure.


This procedure is quite simple. All you have to do is just to click the link provided, to save the patch file and then to run it from your computer location. That's all.




Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter and sorry for possible inconveniences.



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