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Author Topic: New malicious email attachments come with accusations, threats.  (Read 1832 times)

AdrianH

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New malicious email attachments come with accusations, threats.
« on: September 22, 2011, 09:55:43 AM »

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Open this malware or I'll sue you

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/092111-malware-251104.html

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The latest social engineering trick to get victims to open malicious email attachments accuses them of being spammers and threatens to sue them if they don't stop.

It's all in an attempt to get targets to open up the zip attachment by telling them it contains evidence of their spamming. Actually it's an .exe file that infects the machine but displays like a document, according to the Websense Security Labs Blog.

The attachment installs a downloader Trojan that copies itself to the system path so it executes when the system boots up. It connects to remote servers to download specific exploit files. The blog says the current attacks could contain other variants of the Trojan as attachments............. (more)
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Re: New malicious email attachments come with accusations, threats.
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 10:16:50 AM »

Nasty... :(

Thank you for the heads-up, AdrianH.
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Re: New malicious email attachments come with accusations, threats.
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 10:21:14 AM »

It never ends, does it? What a nasty one... >:(
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Re: New malicious email attachments come with accusations, threats.
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 11:04:01 AM »

That really is a nasty piece of work. Unfortunately it is going to frighten a vast amount of people to open the document.

Thanks for the warning AdrianH.
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