Spam Alert: Fake Europcar Invoices Carry Trojan

The name of the renowned car rental company is abused by cybercriminals

By Eduard Kovacs on January 16th, 2013 20:51 GMT

Security experts from SophosLabs warn users that a new spam campaign has been launched. The emails appear to come from car rental company Europcar and they’re designed to spread a Trojan.

The notifications, entitled something like “Europcar Invoice 0985435234,” read:

“Please find your Invoice attached.

This is an automated message, please do not reply to this email.
Should you require further information, please contact Europcar UK Customer Services by emailing to CustomerServicesUK@europcar.com

<mailto:CustomerServicesUK@europcar.com>.
Best Regards,
Europcar UK Ltd

Car hire with great rental deals, holiday offers, and discount UK car rentals.

Europcar UK make car hire quick and easy.
For latest offers and promotions please visit us at: http://www.europcar.co.uk”

The file that’s attached to these emails, “EuropCar Invoice.zip,” hides a piece of malware detected as Troj/Invo-Zip.

Users are advised to avoid opening the files attached to such emails and they’re recommended to ensure that their antivirus applications are running properly.
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