Fake Amazon emails spread malware

2spyware security center announces about the widespread attack, which works under the name of Amazon. It seems that it is set to attack United Kingdom in the first place because this virus spreads via emails presented as the message from its UK branch. If you happen to receive an email, which has the attachment about an order for an unnamed item, you should firstly think twice and make sure that you have ordered something from Amazon recently. If you have been tricked to download the malicious attachment on your computer, please run a full system scan with updated anti-spyware.

If you receive a message from Amazon, you should firstly pay attention to its subject line. If it says ‘Your Order with Amazon.co.uk’, this email might be malicious. Note that it contains links that, for seeking to trick more PC users, lead to legitimate website of Amazon UK. However, you should definitely stay away from the file, which is attached to this scam email. It is called ‘Your Order Details with Amazon.zip.

Every user, who falls for opening or downloading this malicious attachment, gets infected with the trojan horse, which has been reported as Mal/BredoZp-B. In addition, it can be used to install/uninstall the files, record the keystrokes and connect to its remote server.

Of course, the online retail giant Amazon has nothing to do with this trickery. Please, run a full system scan with updated anti-spyware without any delay if you have been tricked into opening this fake email attachment.

Source: nakedsecurity.sophos.com



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