It is the time of year to get together with family and friends, and that often involves flying. So, how about a promotional airline ticket for just $1?
That sounds like an irresistable idea! Though it also sounds too good to be true. As you can imagine, there is something wrong here. Instead of flying for a buck, you may end up with several fewer hundred dollars in your bank account.
This example is the most recent seasonal spam targeting Brazilians. In the image below you can see the pitch.
When you click on the image, which is hosted at hxxp://dhroot.hpg.com.br/images/danosse.jpg, you’ll follow a link that will attempt to download a Trojan from hxxp://www.medcitybuilders.com/plugins/system/[REMOVED]/. This Trojan is a downloader that will copy a password-stealing malware that targets the customers of Brazilian banks. The malware is currently hosted at hxxp://www.radfahrschule.at/html/modules/PagEd/browsepics/[REMOVED].
In Brazil we say “there is no such thing as free dinner.” In the States there’s no free lunch. In this case we can also see that there are no free air tickets.