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Malicious email attachment purporting to be from Barclays Bank

Routefinder
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Malicious email attachment purporting to be from Barclays Bank

Hi All
I have had two emails recently (last one this morning) to two different email accounts, the headers indicate nothing unusual though of course the email body is 'wrong un' but could trap the unwary into opening the attachment!
The odd thing about the attachment is that on one PC I use ESET IS and the other has Norton IS, in both instances it was flagged as Spam but oddly the ESET IS did not detect the malicious software upon receipt scanning (I have found it most reliable & efficient in detecting incoming bad ones until this one) but did do so a few minutes later when I tried to forward it to Barclays security.
The attachment was a zipped file containing a small .exe file.
So should the PN database be updated to stop them on the servers?
Just a heads up to be aware of this so far not fully identified nasty.
Smiley
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Community Gaffer
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Re: Malicious email attachment purporting to be from Barclays Bank

Quote from: Routefinder
So should the PN database be updated to stop them on the servers?

Our server-side virus/spam filters rely on real-time threat analysis data. I can only assume that what hit your inbox was a relatively new variant of spam/virus and therefore wasn't detected. Chances are it would be now.

Bob Pullen
Plusnet Product Team
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