Booking bedding inclusions? Beware widely spammed out malware attack

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A widespread spam campaign has been sent out around the world, attempting to trick internet users into infecting their computers with malware.

Emails, pretending to come from the customer service department of popular hotel booking website Booking.com, have been distributed.

Booking.com is, of course, a very popular website for people arranging accommodation – but even if you are not planning a trip, you might be vulnerable to being tricked into making bad decisions if you receive one of the emails. A bad decision which could end up with your computer being compromised, and your personal information being stolen.

At first glance you may think that the emails are blank, save for a subject line of…

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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