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Spammed News Headlines With Password Protected Zip File

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#1 harrywaldron


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Posted 05 June 2007 - 01:50 PM

The ISC is reporting spammed password protected zip files (with the password included in the email message), that pretend to be "breaking news articles" from official sites. The malware component will "phone home" and most likely download malware agents. AV protection will be very limited for a day or so. Users should always avoid opening these types of attachments and get their news from official websites instead.

Spammed News Headlines with password protected zip file

Attachments include names such as "<news organization>-news<digits>.zip". The binary once executed appears to callhome via an HTTP POST to at least one of two websites

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