Spammers are teaching new tricks to old spam

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By Luis Chapetti – Security Researcher

Real Time Protection systems at Barracuda Networks are seeing an influx of spam that resemble 419 fraud spam (“Nigerian” email fraud), but are now delivering an attachment carrying ZBot.  Trojan.Zbot is the most widespread (and successful) banking trojan used in the last decade. The idea of using an old spam in a new way may trick even the most suspicious users into opening the attachment rather than emailing back for more information.

 

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