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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Malware spam: "RBS Cardholder Application Form" / "Wm Palmer" [Wm.Palmer@sunderland.gov.uk]

This fake financial spam does not come from Sunderland City Council, but is instead a simple forgery with a malicious attachment:

From     "Wm Palmer" [Wm.Palmer@sunderland.gov.uk]
Date     Tue, 27 Oct 2015 18:39:34 +0700
Subject     RBS Cardholder Application Form

Dear Customer,

We now have the go ahead from Corporate Procurement to apply to RBS for your Corporate
Purchase Card. Please find attached the RBS application form which requires your
signature as cardholder on page 2. Also please add the date. Once done can you scan
the document and email it back to me or alternatively post it back to me c/o Purchase
Card Administration Team, Transactional Finance, Room 1.34, Civic Centre, Sunderland
SR2 7DN.

Kind regards,

Wm Palmer
Purchase Ordering Officer
Commercial and Corporate Services
Sunderland City Council

Tel: 0191 5617588

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Attached is a file New_Cardholder_Application_Wm_Palmer.zip containing a malicious executable New_Cardholder_Application.scr - which is exactly the same malware as used in this other fake council spam run today.

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