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Activate Your New Adobe Acrobat Reader – Phishing

Similar in style to the Skype Scam this one uses a “similar” domain name to try to fool recipients into visiting a site. A simple warning sign is no branding and a double hyphen in the domain name.

A WHOIS check reveals another russian connection:
Domain Name: ADOBE–UPGRADE.COM
Registrar: REGIONAL NETWORK INFORMATION CENTER, JSC DBA RU-CENTER
Whois Server: whois.nic.ru
Referral URL: http://www.nic.ru
Name Server: NS3.NIC.RU
Name Server: NS4.NIC.RU
Name Server: NS8.NIC.RU
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 29-sep-2010
Creation Date: 29-sep-2010
Expiration Date: 29-sep-2011

eMail Content (links removed):

ADOBE PDF READER SOFTWARE UPGRADE NOTIFICATION
This is to remind that a new version of Adobe Acrobat Reader with enhanced features for viewing, creating, editing, printing and internet-sharing PDF documents has been released.
To upgrade your application:
+ Go to http://www.adobe–upgrade.com
+ Get your options, download and upgrade.
DOWNLOAD ADOBE ACROBAT READER
Thanks and best regards,
John Brian
Adobe Acrobat Reader Support
Copy rights Adobe 2010 © All rights reserved
1005 Marrinbird Rd | Merryton | CA | 96523 | USA
Website: http://www.adobe–upgrade.com
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ADOBE PDF READER SOFTWARE UPGRADE NOTIFICATION
This is to remind that a new version of Adobe Acrobat Reader with enhanced features for viewing, creating, editing, printing and internet-sharing PDF documents has been released.
To upgrade your application:
+ Go to http://www.adobe–upgrade.com + Get your options, download and upgrade.
DOWNLOAD ADOBE ACROBAT READER
Thanks and best regards, John Brian
Adobe Acrobat Reader Support Copy rights Adobe 2010 © All rights reserved1005 Marrinbird Rd | Merryton | CA | 96523 | USAWebsite: http://www.adobe–upgrade.com
If you no longer wish to receive similar emails please click here.