Fake anti-virus attack spread via bogus ADP anti-fraud update emails

Graham Cluley
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Users are slowly getting the message that it is important to keep their computers updated with the latest security patches, with zero-day bugs in Internet Explorer and Java making the headlines with disturbing regularity.

The bad news is that online criminals can actually exploit increased awareness about security for their own malicious ends.

Take one current malware campaign, for instance, which has been spammed out widely posing as a security update from payroll processing company ADP.

The emails, which have subject lines including “ALERT! From ADP: 2013 Anti-Fraud Secure Update” and “2013 Anti-Fraud Secure Update”, have a ZIP file attached containing a malicious payload…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity 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 analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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