Malware campaigns from the next generation
SPAM Mail: The happiest people, are those who don’t receive any! SPAM Mails now are in the form of supposed bills or dunning letters from Companies like Amazon or DHL. Attached you receive a file which is disguised with a PDF-logo and has the illusory file extension .pdf.exe. Many users believe it’s a real PDF-file but the truth is they will open a Trojan, which infects the whole system, spy on data or it can download more malware.
Criminals find a way to avoid the confrontation when along comes the question “I didn’t order anything from Amazon …” A new malware-spam-campaign uses stolen user data from the company Groupon for sending personal addressed malware-spam to their customers. The customers from Groupon receive an email with their name and their customer number inside and become baffled very easily.
At the moment the source of the sensitive user data is not clear. The data could come from the Groupon server direct but also from a partner of Groupon.
Apparent there exist more spam-campaigns with the stolen user data from Groupon. Yesterday IKARUS Security Software has already seen spam with appropriate compromised data and could identify a previously known bot in the infected attachment. All products from IKARUS secure you with hourly updates against these attacks.