More Legal Threat Malware E-Mail

Published: 2010-04-13
Last Updated: 2010-04-13 13:35:41 UTC
by Johannes Ullrich (Version: 1)
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This is more of a reminder then "breaking news". But it may be worthwhile to include this in an awareness newsletter or similar presentation to keep your staff up to date on current social engineering malware. Our reader Andy sent us this e-mail he received. The domain name in the link has been modified. We of course had similar malware in the past claiming to be court documents or intellectual property violation notices.

Subject: Notice: Contract terms breached.

5 April, 2010

You are hereby put on notice that as of 7/1/2010 you are in breach of our contract dated 3/12/2007.
The nature of said breach is: False Advertising, Breach of Contract, Bad faith Breach of Contract, Fraud and Deceit.
It is our desire to inform you of the foregoing and afford you the opportunity to cure said breach.
You may in any event be held responsible for all damages arising from said breach.

To view a copy of the complaint please visit our company website: http://---URL REMOVED---/
Please use the CASE ID located at the end of the document to find the copy of the complaint.

You have until 10th of May 2010 to cure said breach, after which we will be forced to pursue further legal action.
Jim Karter

CASE ID: 4322524


Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
SANS Technology Institute

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