Cyber crooks using Microsoft patch to spread malware

Tuesday - 1/4/2011, 3:44pm EST

Cyber crooks are up to their old tricks, spreading malware under the disguise of a critical security patch from Microsoft.

But security firm Sophos says this time around the crooks are making the the email worm more believable by quoting a senior member of Microsoft's security team -- Steve Lipner, Naked Security reports.

Microsoft says the infected emails are being sent with subject line "update your Window."

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