Spammers Offer Malware Deal
July 27, 2012
Websites offering money-saving coupons and promos for online users are prevalent. As such, cybercriminals take advantage of this as seen in the spam run that spoofed Groupon. The spammed message bore the subject, Groupon dicount gifts and offers bogus discounts. It has a .ZIP file attachment. However, instead of coupons, the attachment contains a malicious .EXE file.
Users are strongly advised to be wary in opening email messages with too good to be true offers. Go directly to the organization’s website to verify if the said offers are legitimate. Trend Micro protects users from this spam run by detecting the malicious file and spam.
SPAM BLOCKING DATE / TIME: July 27, 2012 GMT-8