Published Jun 26 2012 by Naked Security - Sophos


Watch out! Widespread wire transfer confirmation emails carry malware

Cybercriminals have widely spammed out a malware campaign today, posing as a confirmation email about a wire transfer.

You may not be the kind of fellow who would fool for the attack, but can you say the same for your friends and family members?

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