Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spam: Surprise! That 40% Apple Discount Coupon is Actually ZeuS Banking Malware

AppleIf you get an email offering a coupon to get 40% off Apple products – don’t open the file attached!

Spammers have been sending out emails with bogus coupons that can allegedly be used to shave 40% off the cost of a shiny new iMac, Macbook, or whatever other Apple product the recipient chooses to use it on.

Unfortunately, the only thing enclosed in the file attached to the email, Apple is a copy of the ZeuS Trojan, which will cost the victim money - not help save it - since it steals banking information.

Here's the email to watch out for:

Apple Discount Coupon Spam

From: Apple Inc.
Subject: You are the one!

One out of thousand!

Only 1000 people have been chosenas winners and you turned out to be one of them!

We?d like to offer you a 40% discount coupon for any Apple production (it?s attached to this email). You can buy a MacBook, iPod, iPhone or anything else Apple products you want! All you need to do is print it out and present at the checkout.
So, next time you go to BestBuy, Circuit City or Apple Store you are able to save up to 40% of any purchase of Apple production.

The discount coupon is accepted in Circuit City, Apple Store ot BestBuy

All the rules and detailed information about the lottery are also can be found in the attachments to this email.


Did You Get This Email?

If you get an email like the one above, it is recommended that you:

  • Do not download or open any files attached to it.

  • Report the email to SpamCop.

  • Delete the email immediately.

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