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Title: Worm uses familiar brands to lure people

Author: Robert Vamosi

Source: cnet news

Date Published: 3rd December 2008

 

Excerpt:

 '....On Tuesday security vendor WebSense issued an alert warning that holiday coupon e-mails from familiar companies may be malicious code in disguise, in this case a mass-mailing e-mail worm.

 The warning cites one spoofed McDonald's e-mail that claims to present their latest discount menu, and asks the recipient to print out the attached coupon. A similar mailing pretending to be from Coca-Cola asks recipients to print out details about their new online game, and also offers recipients a chance to win Coca-Cola drinks for life. Websense says the attached zip file contains files named either coupon.exe or promotion.exe, both of which contain dropper files for remote access Trojan horses......'

 

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http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10112583-83.html

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