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Upgrade New Skype VoIP Addons – More Free Talks

This one is less typical of the eMail Phishing scams we see. Normally the email is well designed with graphics stolen from the legitimate site. In this case and the matching Adobe Phishing Scam email the email looks nothing like an official communication and the spammers have not needed to hide the web address because they have registered a “similar” address.

A WHOIS lookup on the domain reveals a Russian connection.:

Domain Name: SKYPE–2010.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):

Dear Skype Users,
This is to notify that new updates have been released for Skype. Following are major new features:
– Talk more for free via Voice Over IP (VoIP)
– Lower cost when connecting to landlines (much cheaper than Calling Card)
– Record your conversation (better than telephone quality)
– Instant messaging & file-sharing, video calls
– Now available on PSP!
To check and upgrade, go to Skype Updates Center
Skype has changed the way we think of telecommunications.
Thank you for choosing us.
With best regards,
Mike Pickman
Skype Support
Copy rights Skype 2010 – All Rights Reserved
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Dear Skype Users, This is to notify that new updates have been released for Skype. Following are major new features: – Talk more for free via Voice Over IP (VoIP)- Lower cost when connecting to landlines (much cheaper than Calling Card)- Record your conversation (better than telephone quality)- Instant messaging & file-sharing, video calls- Now available on PSP! To check and upgrade, go to Skype Updates Center  Skype has changed the way we think of telecommunications. Thank you for choosing us. With best regards, Mike Pickman Skype Support Copy rights Skype 2010 – All Rights Reserved                                                                                       Unsubscribe