Beware airplane ticket N648365 – it contains malware

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The bad guys are up to their old tricks again, spamming out malicious attachments posing as airline tickets.

The latest attack, which we’re seeing in many of our spamtraps around the world, poses as an email from Delta Air Lines.

Here’s a typical message:

Subject: Online order for airplane ticket N648365
Message body:
Good afternoon,
Thank you for using our new service “Buy airplane ticket Online” on our website.
Your account has been created:

Your login: [removed] Your password: G6vFjbdp

Your credit card has been charged for $998.63.
We would like to remind you that whenever you order tickets on our website you get a discount of 10%! Attached to this message is the purchase Invoice and the airplane ticket.
To use your ticket, simply print it on a color printed, and…

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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.