False Formula 1 crash news report spreads a trojan

An email message announcing a false accident suffered by the F1 racer Fernando Alonso is being used to spread the Banker.LGC Trojan. This false email informs the recipient that Alonso suffered a car crash in the Spanish city of Bilbao and was seriously injured. To make it more credible, the news report looks as if it had been taken from one of Spain’s most important newspapers.

The message includes a link to download a video where the recipient can supposedly watch the accident. However, if they click the link they will actually be downloading a copy of the Banker.LGC Trojan. 

This malicious code is designed to steal banking data (account numbers, passwords, etc.) for an important Spanish financial institution.

Source: Panda Software.

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