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April 18, 2012

Bogus Fire Safety Test Notification

This one is obviously intended for recipients who are employees in companies big enough to have a Human Resources department and something like a fire safety policy (spelling errors are in the original):

Subject: RE:Enclosed Tutoring Materials

Dear Colleagues

It might be useful for you to know that we are taking part in a joint event with Fire and Counter Terorrism Safety icnluding 3 written tests on Thursday.

Last year four in ten epmloyees survyeed could not pass the Fire Safety test.

Each of you will find enclosed a Fire Safety Policy and your role decsription. Please take a look at the enclosed materials before April.
Kind regards,

Department of Human Resources

The attached file is named Fire Safety Guidance.pdf.zip, apparently trying the old chestnut of hoping the PC is set up to not display file name extensions (thus making this file look like an Acrobat file — not that PDFs are necessarily safe, but that's another story). Opening the attachment in an unprotected Windows machine will load spyware and/or a Trojan loader, which can then load and spy on anything you've got. In fact, if your machine gets infected, you might wish for a fire, and toss the PC into it on your way out the door.

Posted on April 18, 2012 at 04:30 PM