Beware! Malicious Europcar invoice emails spread Trojan horse attack

Graham Cluley
Graham Cluley
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SophosLabs has intercepted many emails today, attempting to infect Windows computers via an email purporting to be an invoice from a car rental company.

The emails, which pretend to come from Europcar, have a ZIP file attached which contains a malicious payload.

Subject: Europcar Invoice [random number]

Attached file: EuropCar

Message body:
Please find your Invoice attached.
This is an automated message, please do not reply to this email.
Should you require further information, please contact Europcar UK Customer Services by emailing to [email protected]
<mailto:[email protected]>.
Best Regards,
Europcar UK Ltd
Car hire with great rental deals, holiday offers, and discount UK car rentals.
Europcar UK make car hire quick and easy.
For latest offers and promotions please visit us…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity 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 analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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