TOKYO (MacHouse) – An organized cyber scum group circulated a spam message some half an hour ago to target Apple’s iTunes customers. This spam message is titled Thank you for buying iTunes Gift Certificate! (See Screenshot 01.) The message implies that the attached ZIP package contains information on how to receive a $50 gift certificate. But this ZIP archive appears to include an executable program. Chances are that this spam message is sent by the same group responsible for a series of messages involving UPS and DHL. This type of spam messages with a ZIP archive is known to contain a piece of malware.
Screenshot 01 – Source:
A quick look at the source code of the spam message indicates that the spam message originates from the United Kingdom. The exact origin appears to be BT Broadband (www.btbroadbandinformation.com).