Beware a phishing attempt disguised as Adobe update

A new bogus email is circulating, masquerading as an invitation from Adobe to download a new version of Adobe Reader.

The malicious email message reads:

Subject: Download the new Adobe PDF Reader for Windows

PDF Reader 2009. New version for Windows and Mac. Open, edit, and create PDF files, click here.

Warning: Do not click! Just delete the message from your inbox and / or report it as spam to your email provider. The bogus website is NOT an Adobe-owned website, but rather one that attempts to damage your PC and / or drain your bank account.

My thanks to the PC Radio Show ( for this heads-up.

Have a look at the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) website: (  Phishing is a growth industry! Their site contains valuable advice on how to avoid being scammed.

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