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Standard User OCdragon
(experienced) Tue 25-Mar-14 14:54:13
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Suspected "infected" e-mail received today???


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I have just received the following e-mail claimed to be from Amazon Marketplace:

"You Purchased:
Amazon.co.uk 250 £ Gift Card - In a Gift Box - FREE One-Day Delivery

by Amazon U.K
Estimated delivery date: 24 March 2014



Your Parcel has arrived at the post office on March 25. Our courier was unable to deliver
the parcel to your address on March 24 at 12:46 PM.
To receive a parcel you must fill in the Amazon redelivery form attached.


Thank you for your attention.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


If you have questions regarding a transaction, we advise you to check with your seller for details.
To view your latest transactions, go to Your Account.


Copyright 2014 Amazon.com, Inc. All rights reserved. "

It came with an attachment which contains a ZIP file labeled as: SCN_B9DD0B&F19.ZIP
I then extracted this file and scanned it with Malwarebyte,which detected a potential Malware!! I of course deleted this e-mail and sent to this forum to "warn" people about it!!!!

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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Tue 25-Mar-14 15:39:11
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I think your header is a little loose - I would say "Definite "infected" e-mail received today!!!"

Clearly spam with malware.
Standard User greenglide
(experienced) Tue 25-Mar-14 15:46:22
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I got several of these that were identified by my email provider as virus.

These were all to email addresses that were only ever used to set up dropbox account so my daughter could get the extra space as an reference.

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Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 25-Mar-14 16:17:45
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In reply to a post by OCdragon:
I then extracted this file
Why bother? Junk the email and move on.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 25-Mar-14 17:09:06
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In reply to a post by OCdragon:
"You Purchased:
Amazon.co.uk 250 £ Gift Card - In a Gift Box - FREE One-Day Delivery

by Amazon U.K
Estimated delivery date: 24 March 2014
Did you purchase a 250 £ gift card, in a gift box?


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 25-Mar-14 19:04:54
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In reply to a post by OCdragon:
I then extracted this file
An .EXE file I presume. No need to scan it; obviously foolish to run an .EXE from an unknown sender.

Who was the sender? Not that that proves much as easy to spoof.

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Standard User OCdragon
(experienced) Wed 26-Mar-14 10:40:08
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No, but it happened that I am waiting for a parcel from Amazon to be delivered this week though! When this e-mail mentioned a "gift card", alarm bell was ringing !!!!

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 26-Mar-14 13:01:27
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There's a bit of a clue right there then, confirmation of something you didn't buy. I'm afraid your warning is pointless though as few people will receive the same email under the same circumstances as you.

What should really happen is that the mail headers should be checked to determine authenticity as a matter of course. This involves education rather than warnings.

I find it sad that in this day and age we still can't assume emails are authentic. What has the industry been doing, all this time?


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