BlackBerry users targeted with malware-serving email campaign

Summary:Security researchers from Websense have intercepted a currently spamvertised malicious campaign, attempting to trick BlackBerry users into downloading and executing the malicious .zip archive.

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Security researchers from Websense, have intercepted a currently spamvertised malicious campaign, attempting to trick BlackBerry users into downloading and executing the malicious .zip archive.

The archive with MD5: 9a01293b87b058619d55b8d4d12f2a8e is currently detected by 27 out of 42 antivirus scanners as Backdoor.Win32.Androm.gi; Worm:Win32/Gamarue.I.

On a periodic basis, cybercriminals mass mail millions of emails impersonating multiple brands in an attempt to target as many market segments as possible. Thanks to the publicly avaiable DIY email harvesting tools, and managed databases of already harvested millions of segmented email addressess, cybercriminals are at a unique position to reach out to millions of Internet users in a matter of hours.

We're definitely going to see more systematic abuse of well known and trusted brands, in an attempt by the  cybercriminals to socially engineer end and corporate users into interacting with their campaigns.

Find out more about Dancho Danchev at his LinkedIn profile.

Topics: Security

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Dancho Danchev is an independent security consultant and cyber threats analyst, with extensive experience in open source intelligence gathering, and cybercrime incident response. He's been an active security blogger since 2007, and maintains a popular security blog sharing real-time threats intelligence data with the rest of the community... Full Bio

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