iPhone 5 themed emails serve Windows malware

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.