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Wedding Invitation Malware Emails

Outline
Email supposedly inviting recipients to an upcoming wedding instructs them to click a link to read the full invitation text.

Malware Informatique

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Brief Analysis
The message is not a genuine wedding invitation. The link in the message goes to a website that harbours malware.

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Example

Subject: Wedding Invitation

We would like to invite you to celebrate our wedding in December 10th, Tuesday, 4 p.m.

The celebration will be followed by a reception.

Please, click here for the full invitation text.

If the link are not working, please move the message to"Inbox" folder.

    

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Detailed Analysis


This email, which purports to be from an entity called the White Wedding Agency, invites recipients to an upcoming wedding. Recipients are asked to click a link to read the full text of the wedding invitation.

However, the email is not a genuine wedding invitation. The link in the message opens a website that contains malware. The exact nature of the malware is currently unclear.

Typically, malware distributed in such campaigns can collect information from the infected computers and send it to online criminals. It may also download further malware and allow criminals to access the infected computers.

The criminals responsible for this attack hope that at least a few people, curious as to who has invited them to a wedding, will click the link without due caution. Such simple social engineering tricks can be very effective.

Be cautious of any unsolicited email that asks you to click a link or open an attached file.

To further protect yourself against malware, always ensure that your browser and operating system are updated to the latest versions. And make sure that you use reliable and up-to-date anti-virus and anti-malware scanners.

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Last updated: November 15, 2013
First published: November 15, 2013
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
Fake "Wedding Invitation" - Malware (Kuluoz Downloader)