Fake notifications from PayPal contain Trojan

Posted: August 31, 2012 in Security Notices
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Warning spam emailTrojan embedded in email, is recognized by virtually all antivirus programs.

The company Webroot reported cyber attack aimed at users of the payment system PayPal. Attackers send letters to potential victims of e-mail in which they were notified of the receipt of payments for $ 208. However, the letter does not specify what services or goods held payment.

It is worth noting that the letter contains a file attachment, which allegedly contains details on making payments.

In fact, the attached file contains a Trojan. The malware is detected by almost all antivirus programs.

Note that this is not the first time that the attackers use Paypal for criminal activity. In particular, in May of this year, scammers send out spam messages to users that contained links to web-resource with two Java scripts that redirect victims to malicious Web site that contains a set of exploits.

Details of the notification Webroot is available here.

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