Malware Disguised as a Funeral Notice
Email phishing efforts know no limits — malware now delivered via fake funeral notices.–PC Pitstop
By Stu Sjouwerman, for KnowBe4.com Security Awareness Training
Another one to warn your employees about. The bad guys do not hesitate to exploit the most basic fears of people; the sudden death of a loved one. The message claims to be from a funeral home and notifies the recipient about an upcoming funeral and instructs them to click a link to view their invitation and more details about the ceremony.
Of course the email is a phishing scam and clicking on the link opens a compromised website that tries to download Trojan malware to the workstation and makes it a zombie connected to a botnet. Here is a picture how this scam looks:
This excerpt appears with permission from knowbe4.com.