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May 06, 2010

Phony iTunes Gift Certificate Email

Following on the heels of similar emails claiming to come from amazon.com, UPS, DHL, FedEx, and many others, the following one will trick tons of recipients to open the malware-loading attachment:

From: iTunes Online Store
Subject: Thank you for buying iTunes Gift Certificate!


You have received an iTunes Gift Certificate in the amount of $50.00
You can find your certificate code in attachment below.

Then you need to open iTunes. Once you verify your account, $50.00 will be credited to your account, so you can start buying music, games, video right away.

iTunes Store.

The 63.97KB attachment in the message I saw was named iTunes_certificate_397.zip. I'd expect to see variations on that in other messages. VirusTotal reports less than 20% coverage.

Posted on May 06, 2010 at 09:30 PM