This week ePrism analysts stopped over 448 million pieces of spam. We spotted an increase in malware attachments on several campaigns. One campaign in particular came from the email office[@]aomame.com. Aomame is not a real website and the emails were sent from Canada. In all, our analysts were able to scoop up close to 170,000 messages. The attachment comes as a .zip file to bypass automatic filters for executable files. However, the executable lives in side. You can see an example below:
Another interesting campaign this week dealt with spoofing Amazon. As you can see from the screen shot below, along with the malicious link, Amazon’s sender is not from Amazon, which is a big red flag.
Always be wary of even your most trusted email senders. They can be made to look legit and cause a world of trouble.
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