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Malware distribution campaign using fake WhatsApp voicemail notifications

“You have a new voicemail”, “1 New Voicemail(s)” (or 4) are the subjects used by the fake emails pretending to come from the well-known WhatsApp instant messaging service for mobile devices. There is also a “Play” button which brings you … Continue reading

When the mail services deliver dangerous packages

We are monitoring a spam campaign that is using the names of delivery services like FedEx and DHL to send the receiver to a website that installs malware. With subjects like “Not possible to make delivery” or “Shipping service”, the … Continue reading

Emails containing fake invoices from Apple and Plus.de distribute malware

The German users should be aware of a massive spam campaign with emails pretending to come from Apple and Plus.de (discounter) containing a invoice of a good they bought from their shop. The so called invoice is in a ZIP … Continue reading

Emails with malicious links exploit the explosion in Waco,Texas

In the same day with the spam campaign that was making use of the tragedy in Boston to spread malware, we have started to see the second wave of spam going on. This campaign is making use of the explosion … Continue reading

When Cupid brings malware instead of love

We have started to see in Germany a massive spam campaign that spreads malware in form of a classical “russian bride” spam. Written in a more than questionable German language, the emails contains confusing sources. The From field mentions a name, … Continue reading

Pharmacy spam for the “Zombie Apocalypse”

You probably have heard about the prank done to a television from Montana, USA in February. Their emergency channel got hacked (exact details about how the hacking occurred were not made public so far) and a message about zombies was communicated … Continue reading

Malware delivered with fake hotel reservations

We wrote last week about Malware delivered with fake Craigslist fax-to-email notifications.This week’s malware delivery mechanism is a fake email notification from the well-known online hotel reservations portal booking.com.   The malware is delivered when you click on “Print Booking … Continue reading

Malware delivered with fake Craigslist fax-to-email notifications

If you receive such a message containing an HTML page attached, don’t open it. The email pretends to come from “craigslist – automated message, do not reply <robot@craigslist.org>” and has the subject “Efax Corporate”. What I find interesting is that the … Continue reading

Pharma spam using LinkedIn again

We wrote a couple of times already about spams pretending to come from LinkedIn which advertise online pharmacy websites. There is a new spam campaign which changed a bit the way the messages are presented to the users. Now the … Continue reading

The post might not bring exactly what you expect for Christmas

With the holidays and presents season approaching, most of us are thinking what presents to order for Christmas. Many people prefer to order them online than to spend hours chasing presents in a mall. I know I am one of … Continue reading