Federal Reserve themed emails lead to ZeuS crimeware

Federal Reserve themed emails lead to ZeuS crimeware

Summary: Researchers from Barracuda Labs have intercepted a currently spamvertised malware campaign serving the ZeuS crimeware.

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Researchers from Barracuda Labs have intercepted a currently spamvertised malware campaign serving the ZeuS crimeware.

Sample subject: Your Wire fund transfer

Sample attachment: federalreserve.report.pdf.exe

Sample message: The outgoing Wire fund transfer, a short time ago sent from your banking account, was not processed by the Federal Reserve Wire Network. Please click here to view further information.

Upon downloading the executing the crimeware, users are automatically exposed to E-banking session hijacking attacks, and general theft of accounting credentials.

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

Topics: Collaboration, Malware, Security

Dancho Danchev

About Dancho Danchev

Dancho Danchev is an independent security consultant and cyber threats analyst, with extensive experience in open source intelligence gathering, malware and cybercrime incident response.

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  • Another day, another Winblowz virus

    When you are tired of the total PWNAGE, come to OS X where there are no viruses and due to the fact that OS X is UNIX, there never will be any viruses. UNIX is impervious to hackers.
    woulddie4apple
    • RE: Federal Reserve themed emails lead to ZeuS crimeware

      @woulddie4apple

      I love Macs too, but I hope that's sarcasm.
      kwormwood@...
  • RE: Federal Reserve themed emails lead to ZeuS crimeware

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