Itunes Gift Certificate Virus

November 25, 2011 by staff 

Itunes Gift Certificate Virus, Supposed iTunes gift certificates doing the rounds in the run-up to Thanksgiving are actually loaded with malware.

Spoofed emails purportedly offering $50 vouchers for the iTunes Store, which arrive with email subject lines such as “iTunes Gift Certificate”, come with an attachment supposedly containing a certificate code. In reality, these zip file attachments are infected with the Windows PC-compatible malware, detected by Sophos as BredoZp-B and first spotted by German infosec group eleven-security*.

The scam – illustrated with screenshots and explained in more depth by net security firm Sophos here – is likely to be repeated by similar scams in the run up to Christmas, at least if previous years are anything to go by.

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