iPhone 5 themed emails serve Windows malware

Summary:Researchers from Sophos have intercepted a currently spamvertised malware campaign.

Researchers from Sophos have intercepted a currently spamvertised malware campaign, attempting to socially engineer users into clicking on a malicious link.

Event-based social engineering campaigns aim to capitalize on current or upcoming events for malicious purposes. In this case, Apple's upcoming iPhone 5 release seems to have attracted the attention of cybercriminals.

The malware is detected as Mal/Zapchas-A.

Users are advised not to interact with suspicious emails, or spam emails in general.

Imagery courtesy of PCMAbram.

Topics: Collaboration, iPhone, Mobility, Security, Windows


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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