“Wire transfer confirmation” emails deliver malware

By | June 29, 2012

Source: Help Net Security

by Zeljka Zorz

In this article “”Wire transfer confirmation” spam emails are nothing new – they’ve been regularly turning up in users’ inboxes throughout the years.

But, as much as people working in the security industry would like to believe that users have learned to avoid this and other often-used tactics, the fact that emails like this are still being spammed out means that there are still individuals out there falling for the scheme.

This latest campaign has all the usual markings – the subject line implies that the email is a reply to a previous inquiry or that it has been forwarded to the recipient; the message says that there is a problem with the wire transfer; random big numbers are used to create the illusion that this wire transfer is one of millions.”

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