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Windows 7: Zbot Spam Claims Email Accounts Were Deactivated

18 Nov 2009   #1
neoasr

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit OEM 6.1 Build7600
 
 
Zbot Spam Claims Email Accounts Were Deactivated

Zbot Spam Claims Email Accounts Were Deactivated

The malicious attachment contains a trojan downloader


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Malware distributors are hard at work again to infect computer users with the notorious Zeus banking trojan. Their newest spam campaign informs users that their email accounts have been deactivated and instructs them to run an infected file.

The malicious emails come with a "your mailbox has been deactivated" subject and claim that the user is being contacted in regards to unusual activity identified on their mailbox. "As a result, your mailbox has been deactivated. To restore your mailbox, you are required to extract and run the attached mailbox utility," the messages read.

One notable social engineering component used in this campaign is that emails are forged to appear as arriving from a notifications@ address with the same domain as the user's account. Therefore, if someone's email address is something@example.com, the spam mail will have its From field spoofed to be notifications@example.com.

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18 Nov 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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18 Nov 2009   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Don't click on any links that you are not absolutely sure of! "Phishing" with such notices will most surely get you and your computer 'owned' or 'pwn3d'.
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18 Nov 2009   #4
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Well, Yahoo! Mail is doing something to prevent this kind of stuff...It downloads all attachments you download AND send with Norton!

But Yahoo! Mail SPAM filters SUCK! Ive never had real spam in my spam folder...All the stuff in my spam folder is real legit emails!

Gah! If only we could have best of both worlds (Gmail spam filters with Norton attachment scanning).
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