Spam

  • Our engineers caught a spam campaign making the rounds, one that involves a fake legal acknowledgement notification that beseeches the user to digitally sign for. The sample caught contains a link which directs you to a site containing a document with HANCITOR malware embedded inside it.
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  • Spammers are at it again in their attempts to infect users with banking trojans using malicious spam campaigns, and this latest one is no different. Our engineers received samples of what appears to be spam trying to trick the user into opening its malicious attachment by insisting that it is a 'confidential document', one that has been encrypted and protected.
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  • Another fake bank notification spam has been spotted by our engineers and the sample we caught is a typical example of such email-based threats. The body of the letter, designed to mimic an official notification from a very popular bank in Britain, urgently tells the reader to check the attached file in order to verify 'terms and conditions', most likely for the purpose of a business transaction.
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  • We recently have observed a spam campaign being delivered to a number of users who allegedly are recipients of a bank confirmation. The email body contains an embedded link that, if clicked, will lead users to a malicious site.
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  • A number of users may receive an email on a supposed confirmation for their parcel delivery. This spammed message contains a .
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  • Sometimes, a colleague sends you a file to print for him or her, especially if he or she can't properly connect to the office printer. This spammed message plays upon that possibility.
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  • We have observed a spam outbreak where email messages pose as a simple billing email. It uses Bill in its subject, along with random numbers and a document file as an attachment.
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  • A spam message that delivers malicious attachments is finding its way to unsuspecting users in the guise of a booking confirmation. The body of the email describes that the email and the document attached are confidential, and advises the user to notify the sender and delete the email immediately if the user's not the intended recipient.
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  • A recent spam outbreak we have observed involved email disguised as an invoice for a certain purchase order and pretends to be coming from legitimate companies such as Telstra or Cathay Pacific. However, similar to legitimate email, the message body contains the usual Do not respond to this email address.
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  • A spam campaign has been seen to contain a link that leads unsuspecting users to a scam website. The spammed message claims to come from FedEx and informs the user that there is a problem with their delivery.
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