NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, July 9, 2007

Fake alert emails Posted by Patrik @ 06:52 GMT


The same gang that has been sending out malicious links in e-mail messages appearing to be greeting cards or 4th of July greetings have now added a new look and feel to their e-mail. Now they might also look like malware, trojan, or spyware alerts from a Customer Support Center and the e-mail speaks about abnormal activity that has been seen from your IP address. All you supposedly have to do is to click on the link and run the file to fix it or else your account will get blocked. Needless to say the downloaded file is malicious.

Again the file is downloaded using an IP address and not a DNS name but his time around they've tried to disguise themselves with a text hyperlink. We detect the downloaded file as