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Author Topic: Watch out, Thanksgiving "iTunes Gift Certificate" contains malware "BredoZp-B"  (Read 1363 times)

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Supposed iTunes gift certificates doing the rounds in the run-up to Thanksgiving are actually loaded with malware.

Spoofed emails purportedly offering $50 vouchers for the iTunes Store, which arrive with email subject lines such as "iTunes Gift Certificate", come with an attachment supposedly containing a certificate code. In reality, these zip file attachments are infected with the Windows PC-compatible malware, detected by Sophos as BredoZp-B and first spotted by German infosec group eleven-security*: http://www.eleven-securityblog.de/2011/11/malware-warnung-angeblicher-itunes-%E2%80%93gutschein-enthalt-schadsoftware

The scam - illustrated with screenshots and explained in more depth by net security firm Sophos here: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/11/24/fake-itunes-gift-certificate-delivers-a-load-of-malware-for-black-friday-shoppers - is likely to be repeated by similar scams in the run up to Christmas, at least if previous years are anything to go by.

(ElReg)


Bootnote

* We'd like to think eleven-security employed someone called Nigel Tufnel as a spokesman but this is probably just a Spinal Tap-inspired flight of fancy on our part.


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