The lion share of malware today is sent via email.
Here’s one I got today and it’s pretty typical of this sort of attack.
It’s pretty obvious to me that this isn’t real, so I just delete it.
If they double click on that important looking ‘Reference.exe’ file, Window Explorer will save the file to a temporary location and open it.
In this case, Reference.exe is the ‘Alot’ ad-ware and would probably annoy you to know end.
But since we have ICE installed, this is what happened instead:
- the double click on the attachment worked
- but double clicking on ‘Reference.exe” resulted with this message because ICE is preventing the .exe from written to the hard drive.
- This is what the activity that ICE recorded
My mother would have opened this email and I would be spending time cleaning it up.