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Posted: 5 Apr 2016 by Codehead
4 minute read

Due the age of some of my email accounts and the stupid things I did when I was less careful with my contact details, I have a constant flow of spam and malware to some parts of my inbox. This is a good thing because I get to pick stuff apart and find out what’s going on in the shady world of digital con artists.

A few weeks ago I received several emails claiming to be important final demands. The messages urged me to view an attached document, which was a JavaScript file. That’s a pretty feeble attempt at phishing, but I guess some people might fall for it. I was interested to see what the script was actually going to do, so I tried to view the content. My mail client quite rightly denied me access to the file, even when I tried to bypass the blocks and warnings. In the end I had to go to the server and pull the attachment manually.

Categories: Malware Teardown
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