SophosLabs is intercepting a large number of malicious emails that have been spammed out across the internet.
The emails, which use a variety of subject lines, refer to selling real estate notes and claim to come from a firm called FCI Exchange.
Here’s a typical example:
We wanted to let you know that FCI Exchange, The Nation's Leading Note
Trading Platform is searching for real estate note owners interested in selling.
For additional Information refer to attched FCI Exchange Report
Remember FCI Exchange has thousands of buyers ready to act and
there are no charges until a note is purchased. We look forward to
working with you.
Subject lines used in the malicious email campaign include:
We sell Real Estate notes
Performing Notes Wanted
RE notes wanted
Attached to the emails is a ZIP file (typically called FCI_Exchange_Report_[random number].zip) which contains a malicious file designed to infect Windows computers.
Sophos security products are being updated to detect the malware as Troj/Dorkbot-BL (the emails are already being intercepted as spam).
Please remember to keep your wits about you, and never open unsolicited email attachments – it could be designed to infect your computer.Follow @gcluley