Cisco Caught Fake Delta Airline Emails
Cisco security intelligence operations have found significant activity related to spam email message that says to include a delta airlines flight notifications message for the recipient. The text in the email tries to convince to open the attachment view and print the flight ticket.
However the zip attachment contains a malicious.exe file that, when executed, attempts to infect the system with malicious code.
Cisco says that those threat emails may have any of the following files: Ticket_Delta_Air_Lines_#1634-45.zip, Ticket_Delta_Air_Lines_#1634-45.exe, Ticket_Delta_Air_Lines_#65363US.zip, and Ticket_Delta_Air_Lines.exe and Ticket_Delta_Air_Lines_ #76786US.zip.
Distinguishing from other malicious campaign, delta confidently assured that these emails are not send by them and our customers credit cards have not been charged by delta as a consequence of the emails. Delta also assured that the personal information given to them wasn't used to generate these emails.
It (delta) says that it has latest reports received from the recipients of fake mails, who are also the customers of delta airlines. Please be careful of the following: we (delta) recommend you (customer) change your sky miles account pin urgently and check your account for any kind of exploitation. Also, you are advised not to click or open the attachment, rather then the mails should be deleted from the inbox. The US carrier delta tells the customer to call their helpline number if needed or to enquire about further details.
Unfortunately, it is not the first time that delta has been met by such malicious campaign. In fact, cyber crooks often send virus attached e-mails that uses cover stories manufactured to take the recipients into confidence and make them open the attachment or even open them by clicking a link casually. Delta airline customers have been used by many similar malware campaigns since 2009, disclosed by security experts.
Also it's not the delta airline which cyber criminals target. American airlines, another famous airline company of US was hit by a similar campaign in January 2012.the emails says that the recipient had a ticket with American airlines and only needed to print it. But, there was no ticket and as the email was opened the passwords and other personal information of that account were compromised.
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» SPAMfighter News - 21-06-2012