Malware campaign impersonates FBI

A new email malware campaign claims to come from the FBI and deliver a warning that they have been monitoring your Internet activities.

Apparently they have logged your IP address at more than 40 illegal websites.

Attached to the email is a supposed questionnaire for recipients to respond to. It is entitled document.zip, and even though the file within the zip is an executable (.exe), it is wearing the costume of a .pdf icon.

The file is not a questionnaire, but instead a malicious downloader from the Bredolab family. It’s intent is to slip past your human defenses and create a permanent backdoor on your PC in order to further download malicious payloads such as keyloggers and spyware.

Author: Fred Touchette, AppRiver.