Credit Card- Suspicious Recent Transactions is another one from the current zbot runs which try to drop cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment.
Almost all of these have a password stealing component, with the aim of stealing your email or FTP ( web space) log in credentials. Many of them are also designed to specifically steal your facebook and other social network log in details.
Please read our How to protect yourselves page for simple, sensible advice on how to avoid being infected by this sort of socially engineered malware.
Dear credit card holder,
A recent review of your transaction history determined that your card was used in possible fraudulent transactions. For security reasons the requested transactions were refused.
Please carefully review electronic report for your card. For more details please see the attached transaction report.
Chauncey.Burton Data Protection Officer CREDIT AMERICA LIMITED 1 Sheldon Square New York W2 6WH (858)433-5208
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This electronic mail transmission and any attached files contain information intended for the exclusive use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed and may contain information belonging to the sender (Europe Limited.) that is proprietary, privileged, confidential and/or protected from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any viewing, copying, disclosure or distributions of this electronic message are violations of federal law. Please notify the sender, by email or telephone ((858)433-5208), of any unintended recipients and delete the original message without making any copies. Thank You
30May 2014: Credit_card_Report.zip (42kb) Extracts to Credit_card_Report.zip.scr Current Virus total detections: 0/53 Analysis:
This Credit Card- Suspicious Recent Transactions is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected.
All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email. Whether it is a message saying “look at this picture of me I took last night” and it appears to come from a friend or is more targeted at somebody who regularly is likely to receive PDF attachments or Word .doc attachments or any other common file that you use every day. Be very careful when unzipping them and make sure you have “show known file extensions enabled“, And then look carefully at the unzipped file. If it says .EXE then it is a problem and should not be run or opened.