Check from Christian Liberty Financial? Beware spammed-out malware attack

Filed Under: Malware, Spam

ChequesWould you believe your luck if someone handed you money in the street for doing.. well.. nothing?

Probably not. So why would you believe an email that arrives out of the blue, claiming to have a check attached?

We're intercepting a malicious spam campaign that claims to come from Christian Liberty Financial, and might trick the unwary into believing that they have landed a windfall of umpteen thousand dollars (the actual amount can vary).

Here's an example we intercepted with a subject line of "Check from Christian Liberty Financial" with the date and time attached:

Malicious email

The attached ZIP file claims to contain details of your check, but in reality are designed to infect your PC. Sophos products will detect the malware proactively as Mal/BredoZp-B.

So, the usual rules apply. Keep your anti-virus software up-to-date, and don't forget to use your common sense when opening unsolicited emails which arrive out of the blue sounding too good to be true.

Pile of checks image from ShutterStock.

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4 Responses to Check from Christian Liberty Financial? Beware spammed-out malware attack

  1. 195.171.192.217 · 910 days ago

    Whoever believes that an organization with "Cristian" in its name wants to GIVE you money is an idiot.

  2. WREL · 910 days ago

    I can't see where the word 'Christian' is mis-spelled - but the 'Sophos' staff seem to have some strange ideas about the difference between a 'check' and a 'cheque'!
    Quite confusing - and somewhat worrying!

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Graham Cluley runs his own award-winning computer security blog, and is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and gives computer security presentations. Send Graham an email, subscribe to his updates on Facebook, follow him on Twitter and App.net, and circle him on Google Plus for regular updates.