NEWS - May 14, 2013
by Carol~ - 5/14/13 6:10 AM
Outbreak! Fake Amazon UK emails spammed out, delivering malware
Beware! A spate of malicious emails have been spammed out by online criminals, disguised as legitimate communications from the UK branch of online retail giant Amazon.
In a widespread attack, email messages have been distributed designed to trick computer users into opening an attachment disguised as information about an order for an unnamed item.
Here's part of a typical message seen by the experts at SophosLabs: [Screenshot]
From the looks of things, the body of the email itself - which have a subject line of "Your Order with Amazon.co.uk" - is harmless.
Any links contained inside the email do indeed go to the legitimate Amazon UK website, rather than a webpage hosting malware, and there are not attempts to phish for information.
Continued : http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/05/14/amazon-malware-email/