August 28, 2012 By Dancho Danchev

Spamvertised ‘Royal Mail Shipping Advisory’ themed emails serve malware

British users, beware!

Cybercriminals are currently mass mailing millions of emails impersonating the Royal Mail Service in an attempt to trick users into executing the malicious attachment found in the email. Once they do so, the malware opens a backdoor on the targeted hosts allowing cybercriminals to take complete control over the infected PC.

More details:

Sample screenshot of the spamvertised email:

The campaign entices users into executing the following attachments – MD5: 2f53e7e1b9cadab901c608deb38dfa4e – detected by 15 out of 37 antivirus scanners as Backdoor.Win32.Androm.gg; Downloader.Dromedan and MD5: 37e074489d8e7ca0f0d4992710e68564 – detected by 33 out of 42 antivirus scanners as Trojan-Dropper:W32/Agent.DUEL; Worm:Win32/Gamarue.I

Webroot SecureAnywhere users are proactively protected from this threat.

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