MALWARE - 'British Airways - Your Flight Ticket Not Activated'
OutlineEmail purporting to be from British Airways claims that your flight ticket has not been activated and asks you to open an attached file and fill in a form to complete the ticket activation.
Brief AnalysisThe email is not from British Airways. The attached .zip file hides a .exe file that, if opened, could install information-stealing malware on your computer.
Scroll down to read a detailed analysis with references.
Subject: Your flight ticket is not activated yet.
Your flight ticket number: #877764-6192359-BA-90050320142 has not been activated yet.
In order to activate the ticket please download the attachment and fill in the form.
In the case you wish to cancel your flight and apply for a refund, please confirm that your billing info (found in the attachment) is valid.
British Airways 'Ticket Not Activated' Emails are Fake:
Email Attachments Contain Malware:
Once installed, the malware may collect your passwords and other sensitive personal data and send it to online criminals. It may also download and install further malware and allow criminals to control your computer from afar.
Emails Try to Panic Recipients Into Opening Attachment:
And, of course, people who have recently bought British Airways tickets may be especially vulnerable to the scam.
Fake Airline Ticket Emails Are a Common Malware Tactic:
Do Not Open Attachments or Click Links in The Email:
Last updated: June 2, 2014
First published: June 2, 2014
Written by Brett M. Christensen
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