Don’t open Worldpay_NR9712.zip!

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Although so many hackers choose to attack innocent computer users via websites today, that doesn’t mean that malware spread via email attachment is dead.

Take this example, for instance, which we have seen in large numbers in our spamtraps today. The emails, which have the subject “Worldpay CARD transaction Confirmation”, claim that you have made an order with Amazon, and that a record of your payment is included in the attached file – called Worldpay_NR9712.zip.

Of course, opening the attached file is a very bad idea indeed.

Sophos users are protected against the Trojan horse proactively as it is detected as Mal/WaledPak-A; with our products providing detection of this malware at the email gateway and at the desktop. In addition, the emails are stopped as spam by our anti-spam solutions.

However, users…

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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.