March 13, 2012I'm in Trouble! (Not!)
Doofus malware spreaders are at it again. Today's incoming had lots of messages like the following:
Subject: I'm in trouble!
I was at a party yesterday, got drunk, couldn't drive the car, somebody gave me a lift on my car, and crossed on the red light!
I've just got the pictures, maybe you know him???
I have attached the photo to the mail (Open with Internet Explorer).
I need to find him urgently!
The real trouble is that the crook didn't program his malware-sending bots to change out the From: header lines from previous campaigns. We had suffered many days of the "we can't deliver your package" spam containing malware attachments. He changed out the Subject: and message body, but the From: fields are from the old campaign:
From: package update <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: UPS <email@example.com>
If the story in the message sounds familiar, well, it should. Open an attachment/click a link — they all lead to the same bad end.Posted on March 13, 2012 at 10:54 AM