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Watch Out for BlackBerry ID Malware Email Trying to Spread PC Viruses

BlackBerry ID Malware Campaign

Every year Malware email gets more sophisticated and harder to spot. RedNightHawk let us know about one of the latest malware email campaigns spotted by Websense ThreadSeeker Network. They have been intercepting fake emails that claim the recipient has just successfully created a BlackBerry ID. According to Net-Security the email asks recipients to open an attachment “To Enjoy the full benefits of your BlackBerry ID.”

The scary part is that the malicious email seems to be a copy and paste of a legitimate email from BlackBerry with an attachment containing what looks like a PC Trojan. The attachment drops other executable files and modifies the system registry to automatically start them on boot.

If you see one of these emails I highly recommend deleting it or reporting it as spam.

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  1. About a month ago I started receiving a half dozen spam messages on my BIS email. It’s really annoying. I honestly do not understand why RIM hasn’t added some sort of spam filtering to BIS. Their current filtering options aren’t suited for blocking spam.

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