Our engineers over at the AV Labs have spotted recently a deluge of spam about a “traffic ticket” that purports to come from a state department in New York. The said
spam has a compressed file attachment that, once extracted, contains a file that bears the icon of a normal Adobe .PDF file. Mimicing file icons, of course, is a
common tactic used by criminals to appease any doubts or worries from recipients of such emails, which are actually malicious in nature.
This excerpt is shared with permission from GFI Vipre.