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 address," writes Softpedia's Lucian Constantin.

"The attachment is called 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."

Go to "Fake FDIC Emails Spread Malware" to read the details.

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