Sophos warns that criminals are trying to infect PCs worldwide
Criminals are trying to infect people's PCs with a botnet Trojan by sending emails with fake British Airways e-tickets.
According to Sophos, the emails, which are being sent around the world, look nearly identical to genuine communications sent by the airline, down to the faked BA.email@example.com email headers.
However the zipped file does not contain and e-ticket but the malware called Troj/Invo-Zip.
Sophos said:"The malicious gang behind the attack appear to have taken a real email from British Airways and simply attached a ZIP file containing the supposed ticket (but really harbouring a Trojan horse)."
Currently the emails all have the same subject line and file attachment:
Subject: BA e-ticket receipt
Attached file: BritishAirways-eticket.zip
Sophos went on to say that even if people have not booked travel through the airline, many people will click on the file attachment out of curiosity. It warned if they do this and their anti-virus software is not up to date, their computer will become infected.
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