Changelog 07.06.2010: Hackers spam out malware attack

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Updated Have you received a curt email in the last 24 hours with a mysterious attachment called Changelog_07.06.20010.zip? If so, you could be at risk of falling victim to the latest attack launched by malicious hackers.

Poisoned emails have been spammed out worldwide, posing as a legitimate communication.

Typical emails have the following characteristics:

Subject: Changelog 07.06.2010
Message body:

Good afternoon,
as promised,
<Name>

or

Dear customers,
as promised,
<Name>

or

Good morning,
as promised,
<Name>

or

Good day,
as promised,
<Name>

Attached file: Changelog_07.06.20010.zip

where <name> is the first name of the supposed sender of the email. In other words, if the from address says that the message was from “Peter…

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.