Malware spammed out as report for “tomorrow’s meeting”

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Have you received an email telling you not to forget to bring a report to a meeting being held tomorrow?

Be on your guard.

SophosLabs is intercepting a malware campaign that has been widely spammed out across the internet, using just such a disguise.

Attached to the emails, which have a subject line of “Don’t forget about a meeting tomorrow” is a file called Report.zip, which harbours the malware.

Here’s what a typical email looks like:

Interestingly, the spelling of the email’s message body can vary – presumably this was done in an attempt to avoid rudimentary email filters which might attempt to block messages.

Here are some of the variations we’ve seen:

Don’t forget this report for meeting tomrorow.
See attached file.

Don’t forget this report for meteing tmoorrow.
See attached file.

Don’t forget this report for meeting toomrrow.
See attached file.

Don’t forget this report for meeitng…

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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