September 20, 2011Fake 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
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