November 13, 2008And Malware Attachments Continue
The From: field claims to be the administrator of your email address domain. The Subject: line is compelling:
Subject: Free one year trial
If you open the message, however, you're not supplied with any information about what the free trial is about. Instead, you see this:
The message cannot be represented in 7-bit ASCII because it contains personal and sensitive data, so has been sent as a passworded attachment.
Please use the following password the read the attachment
Most recipients haven't a clue what "7-bit ASCII" means, but if it's safeguarding "personal and sensitive data," it must be a good thing, right? And, after all, the file is further protected with a password.
The attached file is named Secure_Details.zip.
Unfortunately, as of this hour, only 22% of VirusTotal signature tests spot this attachment for the nastiness that it contains.