How to spot an e-mail scam

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Playing on Your Fears
"Do you trade files online? Then they will come after you," reads one ominous e-mail message that spreads the Storm Worm. The message urges readers to download Tor, a legitimate open-source application for anonymising your Internet traffic. And if you click the included link labelled 'Download Tor', you'll see the convincing screen shown here. The criminals behind this attack used text and images from the actual Tor Web site in creating this phony page, and they even named the download 'tor.exe'. But instead of helping you maintain your surfing privacy, the file available for downloading at this malicious site infects your computer with malware. (Image provided by F-Secure.)

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