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Monday, 10 March 2014

gateway.confirmation@gateway.gov.uk spam

This fake spam from the UK Government Gateway comes with a malicious payload:

Date:      Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:04:21 +0100 [07:04:21 EDT]
From:      gateway.confirmation@gateway.gov.uk
Subject:      Your Online Submission for Reference 485/GB3283519 Could not process
Priority:      High

The submission for reference 485/GB3283519 was successfully received and was not

Check attached copy for more information.

This is an automatically generated email. Please do not reply as the email address is not
monitored for received mail. 
Attached is a file GB3283519.zip which in turn contains a malicious executable GB10032014.pdf.scr which has an icon that makes it look like a PDF file. This has a VirusTotal detection rate of 7/50.

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