Germans bombarded in malware attack, shipment firm caught in crossfire forced to suspend email address

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A particularly vociferous malware campaign has been forcefully spammed out in the last 24 hours, targeting German internet users.

The malicious emails, which have are intercepted by Sophos security products, contain an attachment which pretends to be a PDF file, and claim to come from an air shipment company and use the subject line “Luftfrachsendung AWB”.

Here is an example of a typical email that was intercepted by the team at SophosLabs…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

Found this article interesting? Follow Graham Cluley on Twitter to read more of the exclusive content we post.


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.