Bogus E-mails Spoof and Target Jetstar
Scam e-mails posing as messages from Jetstar the Australian airline have been detected circulating online, so published The Sydney Morning Herald dated December 3, 2012.
With a caption "Jetstar Flight Itinerary," the e-mails assert that recipients by viewing one given attachment can obtain certain 'schedule for flight' from the airlines.
One individual getting the e-mail wrote in his Facebook account how there were plentiful mistakes in the e-mail although there were correct pictures as well as layout that matched with his actual itinerary. According to him, the e-mail id and booking number were incorrectly put that proved the message a scam. The Sydney Morning Herald reported this.
She wrote that certainly it was bad if one was anticipating one real Jetstar e-mail delineating alterations made to a flight schedule. And just like in her case, naturally whilst she got the scam message she attempted at opening it. The Sydney Morning Herald published this.
But, the e-mails aren't Jetstar communications at all while the attachment carries malicious software rather than a flight schedule, remark analysts of the currently spreading e-mail scam. If anybody gets trapped into the trick followed with extracting the .zip attachment he's sure to end up with a malware installation onto his PC. Like always, this malware will seize private data from the victim's PC, communicate with cyber-criminals-controlled remote servers, and pull down more malware from the Web.
Meanwhile, Jetstar has cautioned passengers regarding the malware-laced electronic mails. It states that people are getting false itinerary e-mails from Jetstar, but as Jetstar hasn't issued them the airlines is urging recipients to refrain from viewing the attachments inside the messages since there maybe a virus there. Hoax-slayer.com reported this on November 3, 2012.
Moreover, during October 2012, Webroot detected one likewise malware scam that targeted American Airlines. In that widespread fraud, cyber-criminals masqueraded as American Airlines while duping clients into following certain malevolent web-link inside the e-mail. But on following, Internauts became infected with the BlackHole attack toolkit 2.0.
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