Does spammed out malware attack exploit Mozilla Thunderbird ‘feature’?

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Early this morning, a radio station rang me up wanting to know about the latest threat to internet users – a spammed-out malware attack that was hitting inboxes hard, infecting computers without the user having to open an attachment.

The hot security story, they said, had been brought to their attention by a report in the Daily Mail:

The Daily Mail quoted German security outfit Eleven, who had issued a press release a few days ago entitled “Warning: Driveby Spam Infects PCs When E-Mail Is Opened”.

According to Eleven’s press release:

“This driveby spam automatically downloads malware when the e-mail is opened in the…

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.

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