iPhone 5 themed emails serve Windows malware

iPhone 5 themed emails serve Windows malware

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

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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, Malware, Mobility, Security, Windows

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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  • RE: iPhone 5 themed emails serve Windows malware

    The funny thing is, there aint gonna be any iPhone 5, only iPhone 4S ;)
    MrElectrifyer