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Old 24th October 2014, 11:49   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Ebola email scam!

Researchers from security firm Trustwave have flagged up an instance of malware being sent by spammers taking advantage of the recent Ebola epidemic and West Africa.

The criminals have crafted an e-mail that appears to come from the World Health Organisation (WHO) encouraging users to open an attachment to find out how they can protect themselves against the disease.

Once users click on the attachment in the e-mail, malware is downloaded onto their machine. This particular e-mail has been sent to a few hundred organisations hoping to lure victims into opening the attachment and then gather information they can later sell.

Although this isn't as widespread as other malware campaigns, it only takes one infection to compromise an organisation.

Below you can see an example of the e-mail being sent by the spammers:

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Re: Ebola email scam!

Takes the concept of a virus to a whole new level.
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