Malware poses as booking confirmation email from Welsh seaside hotel

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A seaside hotel in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales, has become the unwilling participant in a widespread malware attack spammed around the world.

Computer users have received emails claiming to be a booking confirmation from the Atlantic Hotel in Tenby.

But the truth of the matter is that the emails don’t come from the hotel at all, but are instead designed to trick curious recipients into opening the dangerous file attached.

Here is what a typical email sent out in the malware campaign 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.