In the last few days we’ve seen a significant rise in the number of emails containing malware attachments (programs that can damage, control or otherwise compromise your computer). These emails pose as either a UPS failed delivery notification or Facebook password change notification, although other variants exist.
The file in question is known as the W32/Bredolab virus. We would like to assure you that our scanners are identifying the common variants of this virus and automatically protecting those who have our anti-virus feature enabled. However, according to AVG, around 30,000 new permutations of this virus are appearing each day.
We would caution against opening up any emails in your inbox that appear to be suspicious or unexpected.
Thu 07/04/2011 12:24