Fake FDIC E-mails Deliver Trojan
The e-mails contain a malicious attachment called FDIC_document.zip.
Sophos researchers are warning of a spam campaign that delivers e-mails disguised as official FDIC alerts.
"The rogue emails bear a subject of 'FDIC notification' and have their headers spoofed to appear [to be] originating from a firstname.lastname@example.org address," writes Softpedia's Lucian Constantin.
"The attachment is called FDIC_document.zip and contains an executable file of the same name," Constantin writes. "The file has a PDF icon and since Windows 7 does not display known file extensions, it might easily trick users. The file is actually a computer Trojan that serves as a distribution platform for other malware."
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