Trojan hides in 'Amazon' email

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Trojan hides in 'Amazon' email
March 21, 2006
Veronique De freitas
Computers users should watch out for emails claiming to come from
online retailer Amazon as they could hide a new Trojan, security
experts have warned.

The Clagger-K Trojan hides as an attachment in an email that claims
that the Amazon users' credit card will be debited for more than300.

According to security company Sophos, the malicious email claims to be
from Amazon payment support team and arrives with the subject line
'Your payment done' and a text body that says:

'Dear customer!
We're writing to let you know that we've initiated a transfer from your
bank account (Last 4-digits: 0402) for the following amount: GBP 313.14
(ORDER #0220873 , DATE #20.03.2006) - Funds should leave account in
approximately three to five working days. See your statement details in
attachment. To review your account at any time, please access your
Account Summary If you have any questions or concerns regarding this
settlement, please contact us at' .

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, said: "Once it
has slipped under your radar, this Trojan is capable of downloading
further malicious code from the internet, giving hackers access to your
PC. A real message from Amazon would never contain an attached
executable file, and people should always think carefully before
running unsolicited code on their computer."

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