Another twist in the continuing spam campaigns that spoof Amazon notifications arrives:
From: “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>
Subject: Your Order with Amazon.com
And while past fake Amazon emails intended on spreading malware to the recipient’s computer, this one is just old fashioned spam, looking to sell pirated software online.
The message itself is well designed, using actual Amazon graphics. Additionally, the “Order” numbers and purported sales amounts are both randomized in an attempt to evade spam filtering:
While the message looks quite good, all links actually direct the recipient to sites such as “bestcomputerized.com” (among others).
Another version, and a large one, from the same spammer:
An interesting twist with this campaign is the use of injected (faked) Internet Delivery Headers to again, attempt to fool many simple spam filters. Inspecting the headers will reveal spoofed (but convincingly so) entries such as:
# : ‘from mm-notify-out-209-16.amazon.com (mm-notify-out-209-16.amazon.com [22.214.171.124]) by mail.rosselltea.com
When in fact the actual connecting server (in this example) is a computer in Russia at 126.96.36.199 and most definitely not part of Amazon’s network.
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