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Speeding Ticket Scam Cloaks Trojan

Sophos : 18 August, 2011  (Technical Article)
Sophos is warning of a new threat of trojans being sent in unsolicited mail appearing to be parking fines from New York
Speeding Ticket Scam Cloaks Trojan
IT security company Sophos is warning computer users to be wary of unsolicited emails, following the discovery of a widespread spam attack which encourages users to open a malicious attachment.

The official looking email, which claims to come from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and has been forged to come from an '@nyc.gov' email address, poses as a "Uniform Traffic Ticket" and says that you are charged with speeding at 7:25 AM on the 5th July 2011.  The message concludes that you should print out the attached ticket and send it to the court.

"Most computer users should be aware by now that opening these kinds of emails is unwise, but many could find themselves sleep-walking into an infection as, once you've opened the attachment, it's too late," said Graham Cluley, senior security consultant at Sophos.  "Never be curious when it comes to emails that you're not expecting - don't even open them, just send them straight to the deleted items."

Sophos anti-virus products detect the malware proactively as Mal/ChepVil-A, and the ZIP file itself as Troj/Invo-Zip.  Users of other anti-virus products should check that they are protected, as this attack is being aggressively spammed out at the time of writing.
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