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Malware Watch: FDIC and Western Union themed emails lead to malware

Security researchers from Sophos, have intercepted two currently active and circulating malware campaigns.

Security researchers from Sophos, have intercepted two currently active and circulating malware campaigns, enticing users into downloading and executing malicious file attachments.

The first campaign is impersonating the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), for malware-serving purposes.

Spamvertised as:

Dear customer,Your account ACH and WIRE transaction have been temporarily suspended for security reasons due to the expiration of your security version. To download and install the newest installations read the document(pdf) attached below.As soon as it is setup, you transaction abilities will be fully restored.Best Regards, Online Security departament, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

The spamvertised FDIC_document.zip is currently detected as Mal/BredoZp-B.

The second campaign is impersonating Western Union for malware serving purposes.

Spamvertised as:

ATTENTION!DEAR CONSUMER , You have received a remittance, more information about the money transfer is in the attached file.Money Order can be cashed at any branch or bank in Your citySincerely , Westernunion

The spamvertised attachments are currently detected as Mal/Zbot-CX.

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

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