Better Business Bureau malware attack spammed out

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Have you received an email claiming to come from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) today? If you did, be careful.

Because the emails don’t really originate from the BBB. Instead, they have been spammed out widely across the internet by cybercriminals hoping that you will be tricked into opening the malicious attachment.

The emails, which have the subject line “Re: Information from BBB”, read as follows:

Dear!
Here with the better Business Bureau notifies you that we have received a complaint (ID [random number]) from one of your customers with respect to their dealership with you.

Please open the attached Compliant Report below to obtain more information on this matter and let us know of you point of view as soon as possible.

We are looking forward to your prompt reply.
Regards,
Better Business Bureau

If you received an email like that at your business address you might very well be concerned…

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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