Why should hackers bother to dream up new disguises for their attacks, if their tried-and-trusted ones are still working?
Right now we’re seeing a very widespread malware attack being spammed out to internet users around the world with the subject line “Statement of fees 2009/2010”.
A typical email reads:
Please find attached a statement of fees as requested, this will be posted today.
The accommodation is dealt with by another section and I have passed your request on to them today.
where <name> reflects the name used in the “from” address.
Attached to the emails is a file called Statement_of_Fees_2009-2010.zip, which itself contains a Trojan horse that Sophos detects as Mal/Zbot-U. Sophos also detects the ZIP file as…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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