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Spammers deliver bogus invoices

Beware phony package receipts

Written by Shaun Nichols in San Francisco

vnunet.com, 26 Jul 2008

Security experts are warning users of new rash of malicious spam disguised as a parcel tracker.

According to researchers at McAfee, a new round of malware-laden spam messages using the cover of a package tracking invoice have been discovered.

The messages tell the user that a package sent on July 1 could not be delivered and that the user should open the attacked file and collect the package from a local post office.

When the user loads the supposed invoice, however, the malware attack is launched. The attached .zip archive unloads a .exe trojan file, which then unpacks a spyware program designed to steal user data for several job recruiting sites.

More: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2222590/spammers-deliver-bogus-invoices

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