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September 20, 2011

Fake Western Union Transfer Notification

Yet another attempt to trick [greedy, lazy, feeling-lucky, down-but-hopeful] recipients to open an email attachment that is going to take over your Windows PC:

From: Money Transfer Notification 648
Subject: Western Union: Money Transfer For You

Advice Note!

Dear Client , You have received a remittance, more information about the money transfer is in the attached file.

Money Order can be cashed at any branch or bank in Your city

With Respect to You , Western Union Holdings Inc

[Attached File: WesternUnion_personal-1703114.zip]

Numbers in the above (the From: field and attached file name) likely change from message to message. VirusTotal shows only about 36% coverage at this hour.

Sorry to burst your bubble: Anonymous money gifts do not fall out of the sky. Anonymous Trojan loaders, on the other hand, are a dime a dozen.

Posted on September 20, 2011 at 10:23 AM