German net users targeted by Skype email malware attack

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

SophosLabs has intercepted a malware attack, hitting many German internet users today, disguised as an email from Skype.

The email, which has the subject line “Wir haben Ihre Bestellung geliefert” (Translation: We have delivered your order”) has a ZIP file attached, which contains a Trojan horse.

The email claims that details of the order can be found in the attached file.

Here’s what a typical example of the email looks like…

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.