Internet

Black Friday malware attack targets iTunes vouchers

A new malware attack, apparently designed to coincide with Black Friday, is offering users the chance to get a free iTunes voucher. But the accompanying zip file, which users are told they need to open, contains malware.

Users are told they have been sent a free $50 (£32) voucher, but the zip actually contains Mal/BredoZp-B, a piece of malware that creates a ‘backdoor’ access point for users’ computers and could be used to gain their passwords and other credentials.

Although the malware is fairly easily detected (for example, you might notice files appearing and disappearing, and your system will run slow), some people might not realise anything is wrong at first. The only solution is to run a decent security kit to remove the malware completely.

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: