Wauchos Malware Hits UK via Vodafone, British Airways Spam Campaigns

The threat accounts for 24% of all United Kingdom detections

By on November 10th, 2012 11:11 GMT

ESET experts warn that the volume of Win32/TrojanDownloader.Wauchos malware detections has spiked over the past days in the United Kingdom. Although the malware is somewhat old (from May 2012), it currently accounts for 24% of UK detections.

The malware has been detected in other European countries as well, such as Germany, but it’s most prevalent in the UK.

The spike likely doesn’t represent infections, but an intensive spam campaign that relies on some clever messages sent out these days to internauts from the UK, but also Germany.

For instance, Wauchos has been found attached to fake notifications such as Vodafone MMS messages, Pay by Phone parking receipts, and British Airways ticket reservations.

Internet users are advised to be on the lookout for these and any other suspicious emails that may land in their inboxes.

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