Classmates malware attack poses as school reunion invite

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Remember the days of the old school yard? You may prefer to forget them, but many people are nostalgic for the days of grazed knees, poor food and double geography.

A new malware campaign seen in the last few days plays on the popularity of websites like Classmates.com and FriendsReunited, by posing as an invitation to an imminent school reunion.

Part of the email reads:

“With pride and joy we invite you to share a special day in our lives and join us for the Class Reunion on Friday, January 16th 2009.
Bring the gang from Our High School back together again!
Great party – from start to finish!”

Subject lines used in the malware campaign have included:

Friends waiting for your visit! Classmates
Classmates Reunion Soon – Your classmates Day
Classmates Reunion – Classmates Reunion – Special Preview Invitation
Classmates invitation – Reunion party…

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, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.