Faked YesAsia Invoices are Used to Spread Malware

If you live in Asian countries, you have probably used YesAsia.com website or heard about it at least. Focusing on selling movies, music and electronics, this popular online retailer seems to be attacked by cyber criminals because malicious YesAsia emails with faked invoices were seen to be spread on the Internet some days ago. Trying to trick their victims, scammers send a letter telling that person’s credit card is charged for some kind of purchase at YesAsia.com. However, links written on those letters don’t lead to this domain and after clicking redirect users to a zip file yesasia-invoices.com which was registered some days ago!

The Zip file is used for the only reason – to trick PC users into installing malware. According to Sophos, it’s Troj/VB-FPL Trojan horse.

We highly recommend you ignoring such suspicious emails announcing about unexpected credit card charges that may also come into your email’s box. Keep uour anti-virus and anti-spyware program updated to have the full virus database and prevent unexpected virus intrusions.

Source: nakedsecurity.sophos.com

  1. chris says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Received one of these today and the link address was http://www.yesasiapayment-service.com

  2. Steve says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Yes, I have one of these. But I use a Mac — so no concern to me,

  3. steve mccaig says:
    October 18th, 2011 at 10:12 am

    got this mail 4 days ago. gave me a fright at the time. thankfully avast blocked the .zip file

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