Is Amazon sending you a Sony Bravia? Beware the malware attack

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Have you received an email from Amazon about a purchase of a Sony Bravia television?

If so, it’s possible that you are in the gunsights of hackers behind a malware attack which is being seen around the world which is striking thousands of people who have shown no interest in ordering a new Sony television from the popular online store.

Bogus emails, which pretend to come from a manager at Amazon, thank you for shopping at Amazon.com and say that a Sony Bravia TV is winging its way to your address.

Subject: Your order has been paid! Tracking NR:26958-480
Attached file: AMAZON_LABEL_07_07-2010.zip
Message body:

Good morning,

Thank you for shopping at Amazon.com!

We have successfully received your payment.

Your order has been shipped to your billing address.

You have ordered ” Sony Bravia S3262 ”

You can find your tracking number in attached to…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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