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May 19, 2010

Amazon email contains Trojan

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by David Allen

Computer users who use Amazon should be aware that emails which look like they come from the book seller could be fakes and contain a Trojan too!

The email appears to be confirming an order, which for someone who has not ordered anything is going to start alarm bells ringing as they may think that their account has been compromised.

The email will have an attachment and if this is opened it appears as a Microsoft Word document but it is, in fact, a Trojan that if activated can do some serious damage to the computer or could download malware in an attempt to steal information.

According to the security firm Webroot, the attachment should not be opened, as the cybercriminals are counting on the user fearing that their bank account has been debited a large amount of cash.

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