Airlines Latest to Be Exploited By Spammers


Continental Airlines is the latest company to be exploited by scammers. A new wave of spam claiming to be from the airline attempts to trick the recipient into downloading malware. The messages come with an attachment that look like ticket invoices and boarding passes and thank the recipient for buying their tickets online. A username and password are provided as well as the confirmation of a $900 charge to their credit card. The attachment, called “e-ticket.doc.exe” is actually a worm that downloads additional malware to the user’s PC.

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