Summary of payments malware attack spammed out

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

SophosLabs has intercepted a widespread malware attack that has been spammed out to email addresses around the world.

The emails, which have the subject line “Summary of payments” have a ZIP file attached to them which contains the Troj/Bredo-EB Trojan horse.

The emails have the following characteristics:

Subject: Summary of payments
Attached file: 2010 Financing.123.zip
Message body:

<recipient’s first name>,

Attached are two files showing the amounts paid this past year.
The files are in Lotus 1-2-3 but I think you can open these in Excel or the Open office spread sheet.

This is working very nicely.

<sender’s name>

Of course, the emails haven’t really been sent to you by the apparent “sender” – the cybercriminals have forged…

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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