Malware Watch: Malicious Amazon themed emails in the wild

Summary:A currently spamvertised malware campaign is brand-jacking Amazon.com, in an attempt to trick end users into visiting a client-side exploits serving URL.

A currently spamvertised malware campaign is brand-jacking Amazon.com, in an attempt to trick end users into visiting a client-side exploits serving URL.

The campaign, is related to fake Amazon order confirmations, and Twitter password reset campaigns, and is part of a systematic attempt to impersonate well known brands - a well proven technique resulting in tens of thousands of clicks from socially engineered users.

- Sample subject: Amazon.com: Please verify your new e-mail address

- Sample message: "Dear email, You recently changed your e-mail address at Amazon.com. Since you are a subscriber of Amazon.com Delivers E-mail Subscriptions, you will need to verify your new e-mail address. Please verify that the e-mail address email belongs to you. You can click on the link below to complete the verification process. Alternatively, you can type or paste the following link into your Web browser: http://www.amazon.com"

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Windows users are advised to take basic precautions such as switching to an alternative PDF reader, ensure they are not running outdated 3rd party applications and plugins, consider the use of least privilege accounts, a securely configured modern browser, or isolate their Internet activities in order to mitigate the risk.

Topics: Malware, Amazon, Collaboration, 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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