TOKYO (MacHouse) – If you have received an e-mail message with the following subject line, you might be convinced to unpack the attached zip file. Simply, don’t. A suspicious message that we’ve received today is titled Returned mail: see transcript for details. It says that a number of messages have been sent with your e-mail address. (See Screenshot 01.)
We have found that your email account was used to send a huge amount of unsolicited email messages during the last week.
We suspect that your computer was infected by a recent virus and now contains a hidden proxy server.
Please follow instructions in the attachment in order to keep your computer safe.
It comes with a zip attachment, which appears to contain an executable program. This message is so convincing that I thought it was a true, kind notification. A big mistake they’ve made is use of a Japanese return address. The Japanese cannot write in English without making a lot of grammatical mistakes.
Screenshot 01 – Source:
It’s good to know that the cybercriminal group behind this spam campaign is a bunch of idiots not knowing how the world works. Anyway, if you have received a copy, simply trash it away.