Firefox Update Scam

BE Warned! It appears that the hoaxers are trying a different approach.

I have just had an email purporting to come from Mozilla Firefox and headed “New UpdateAvailable”.  They have never contacted me before, and I was not aware of giving them my email address.

This is the content below – note the bad English “New update arrive”

New update arrive.

Your security is our top priority. Our open source security process means we have an international community of experts working around the clock to monitor the latest threats. As soon as a security threat is discovered, we write a patch and release an update to stay one step ahead. Downloading Firefox updates is a very important part of staying safe online.
Firefox is constantly evolving as our community finds ways to make it better, and as we adjust to the latest security threats. Keeping your Firefox up-to-date is the best way to make sure that you are using the smartest, fastest and . most importantly . safest version of Firefox available. A Firefox update will not make any changes to your bookmarks, saved passwords or other settings. However, there is a possibility that some of your Add-ons won.t be immediately compatible with new updates.
Re-installing Firefox will not affect your settings, bookmarks or preferences in any way.
A Firefox software update is a quick download of small amounts of new code to your existing Firefox browser. These small patches can contain security fixes or other little changes to the browser to ensure that you are using the best version of Firefox available.
Update in a click : firefox-7.0.1

 Obviously, I didn’t follow the link!  It doesn’t send you to www.mozilla.com  but to the following site: “http://mail.alnahlagroup.com:8887/products/download/product/uk/firefox-7.0.1/”

The Alnahla group looks like a valid Saudi Real Estate company, and I suspect they have had their server high-jacked in some way.

“Al nahla” means “The Palm”

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