Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Virus Alert: Walmart

There's a new email scam floating around. It pretends to be from Walmart and claims to be a receipt for your recent purchase of a Sony laptop. It's actually a phishing attack attempting to get you to open the attachment and infect your computer. If you get this email, delete it. Do not open the attachment. If you have already opened the attactment please let us know. It means we've got house cleaning to do. Keep an eye out for copy cat emails as well. Although this one just hit today, I'm already hearing rumors of a Dell based email.

Here is what the attachment will do if you open it.

Backdoor-BAC!55436 is a trojan that is delivered via a spammed fake email from Walmart. It opens a backdoor port on the compromised computer which allows a remote attacker unauthorized access and also post logged keystrokes and stolen passwords back to the attacker.

Here's the email to watch out for.

Dear Customer,

Thank you for ordering from our internet shop. If you paid with a credit card, the charge on your statement will be from name of our shop.

This email is to confirm the receipt of your order. Please do not reply as this email was sent from our automated confirmation system.

Date : 08 Oct 2006 - 12:40
Order ID : 37679041

Payment by Credit card

Product : Quantity : Price
WJM-PSP - Sony VAIO SZ370 C2D T7200 : 1 : 2,449.99

Subtotal : 2,449.99
Shipping : 32.88
TOTAL : 2,482.87

Your Order Summary located in the attachment file ( self-extracting archive with "37679041.pdf" file ).

PDF (Portable Document Format) files are created by Adobe Acrobat software and can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
If you do not already have this viewer configured on a local drive, you
may download it for free from Adobe's Web site.

We will ship your order from the warehouse nearest to you that has your items in stock (NY, TN, UT & CA). We strive to ship all orders the same day, but please allow 24hrs for processing.

You will receive another email with tracking information soon.

We hope you enjoy your order! Thank you for shopping with us!


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