Bogus Pixmania Gift Voucher Emails Carry Trojan

Only around a dozen antivirus solutions are capable of identifying the malware

By Eduard Kovacs on January 10th, 2013 11:59 GMT

Emails entitled “Pixmania.com gift voucher code,” apparently coming from Pixmania.com – the popular e-commerce website – are being used to distribute malware.

Experts from MX Lab warn that the zip files attached to the bogus messages contain a 122KB file called voucher.scr.

The file appears to be a harmless screensaver, but it’s actually a Trojan identified by antivirus solutions as Win32/Kryptik.ARTR, Trojan.Generic.KD.823865, Artemis!32D03167D51A or WS.Reputation.1.

Unfortunately, at the time of writing, only 13 of the 45 antivirus engines integrated into VirusTotal identified the file as a threat.

Users are advised to be on the lookout for such emails. As a rule of thumb, unsolicited messages that promise all sorts of prizes or outrageous content, regardless whether they come via email or on social media websites, should be considered potentially dangerous.
Beware of bogus Pixmania.com emails
   Beware of bogus Pixmania.com emails
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