Fake KLM e-tickets lead to malware

If you have recently booked a flight with KLM, please be careful when reviewing emails that appear to have been sent from the airline carrier, as rather legitimate-looking fake KLM emails are currently doing rounds:

This email tries to make the recipients download and open the attached file that purportedly contains the e-ticket, but is actually a piece of malware that – according to the AV solutions that detect it – is either ransomware or a backdoor Trojan.

Either way, the file is bad news – especially for those Windows users that still don’t have an active AV solution on their machines.

Fake e-tickets from popular airlines are one of malware peddlers’ preferred methods of tricking people into downloading malicious attachments, so you should always carefully assess the legitimacy of such emails.