Watch out! Widespread wire transfer confirmation emails carry malware

Cybercriminals have widely spammed out a malware campaign today, posing as a confirmation email about a wire transfer.

A typical email looks like this:

Subject: Fwd: Re: Wire Transfer Confirmation

Dear Bank Account Operator,

You can find details in the attached file. (Microsoft Word format)

The precise subject line used by the emails can vary, as the below snapshot demonstrates:

Attached to the emails is a file called (obviously the spammers could change this filename at any time) which contains an executable file.

Sophos is adding detection of the ZIP file as Troj/BredoZp-KQ and the Trojan horse contained within as Troj/Bredo-ZT. Users of Sophos’s anti-spam solutions were already protected.

Interestingly, in the example above, the malicious email claims to have come from Habbo Hotel – a…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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