Death of the internet?

Yesterday we saw some interesting emails in our spam queues, which for once  weren’t related to gigantic members or 5 million dollar bank transfers. The attention grabbing subject line of these mails was;

2012: The Year The Internet Ends

The body of the email gives a quick teaser, and invites the reader to open the attached PDF for more information.


If the thought of losing the internet 4 years down the line panics you into delving into the attachment for all the gory details, you’ll get an unpleasant, malicious surprise.

Sophos users are, of course, doubly protected. Not only do we block the emails themselves as spam, but we also detect the attached malware as Troj/PDFex-J. We’re currently analysing this PDF in detail, in order to provide customers with more information.