Fake Fax Emails Deliver Ransomware

 Analysis by: Cedrick Ramos

We have found a number of fake fax emails finding their way to infect users' machines with ransomware. The body of the email contains a link that, if clicked, directs the user to a ransomware-related site.

The email tells the recipient that a fax has been sent to the user's 'e-mail number' and is already available to download by clicking on the link. The said link is detected as Malware Accomplice. The spam even proceeds to describe itself to come from a communications company.

Users are always advised to be wary of the emails they receive, especially the unsolicited ones. Additionally, users should routinely inspect URLs and attachments in the emails that may lead to malware. Trend Micro users are protected from this threat and other malicious behaviors. Spammed messages are detected and blocked from even reaching users' inboxes.
 SPAM BLOCKING DATE / TIME: September 08, 2017 GMT-8
  • ENGINE:8.0
  • PATTERN:3314