The latest twist on virus/malware campaigns pretends to be an email from the Social Security Administration that supposedly contains a copy of your annual statement.
The email arrives with the headers:
Subject: Review your annual Social Security statement
From: “Social Security Administration” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Due to possible calculation errors, your annual Social Security statement may contain errors.
Open attached file to review your annual Social Security statement.
As is common, the a files attachment are in both .exe and .zip format, typically named:
If the user executes either file, their personal computer will become infected and will then also become part of the spam bot-net that is sending and spreading these virus infections.
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