The subject tag lines used are appealing and convincing to the public. Subject lines being used are: “We invite everyone to the day of free food,” “We will feed you for free” or “Tasty and free food for each visitor.”
Pag.1 Spam e-mail with tempting “We invite everyone to the day of free food” subject line
The message comes from various senders and looks to originate from the mcdonalds.com servers, however it comes from a third-party server that has been heavily involved in spam operations in the past. Other senders for this campaign are [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected]
If the user follows the instructions enclosed in the message, they will find an archived exe file with an icon mimicking a Microsoft Word document. This binary file is a downloader Trojan, identified by BitDefender as Trojan.FakeAV.LSX which connects to a series of websites and tries to download other malicious files – including a backdoor and a variant of Kazy – on the already-compromised computer.
Any user running a BitDefender product on your computer, will not be exposed to this e-threat as BitDefender Lab has been identifying this e-threat using a generic signature.
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