Security Corner

Aug 14 2010   6:14PM GMT

Bogus Emails Look Legitimate, But Contain Malware



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Tags:
Email security
Malware
Phishing
Trojan

I’m always curious what these bogus emails contain and lately I’ve gotten several variations on this theme:

From: ruminateh@rogue-research.com
Subject: Status
Attachment: IMG_1746.zip

Hi,

I have your DVD's ready but I'm burning the Blu-Ray's today. I expect them to be ready for tomorrow.

Here is a pictures of my wife and I at my wedding since you had mentioned you'd like to see a picture.

Marquita

One of the messages’ subject lines read, “FW: Resume as discussed.” Since I had just sent out a couple of them, I almost fell for that one:

Attachment: Resume.zip
I have forwarded your resume to Jerel for consideration. He is the Worley Parson’s director for NNSA work all over the country. Would you consider moving?

These look legitimate at first blush; but, as you might suspect, they contain malware. In the first case, the file contained IMG_1746.exe which Sunbelt Labs reports as FraudTool.Win32.AVSoft (v). The second one contained Resume.exe which is the same Trojan in a different guise.

 Comment on this Post

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when other members comment.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: