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Cybercriminals Target Blackberry Users in Phishing Campaign

Security researchers from Websense have discovered a new malware campaign targeting BlackBerry customers. The malicious emails say that the recipient has successfully created a Blackberry ID, and attempts to infect their system via a malicious attachment.

“To enjoy the full benefits of your BlackBerry ID, please follow the instructions in the attached file,” the email reads.

Security researchers from Websense have discovered a new malware campaign targeting BlackBerry customers. The malicious emails say that the recipient has successfully created a Blackberry ID, and attempts to infect their system via a malicious attachment.

“To enjoy the full benefits of your BlackBerry ID, please follow the instructions in the attached file,” the email reads.

As Websense notes, the email itself is actually a copy and paste of a legitimate email that would come from Blackberry when someone signs up for a BlackBerry ID.

According to Websense, if the malicious attachment is run, it then drops other executable files and modifies the system registry to automatically launch the malware programs when the system is booted up.

At the time of publishing, only 27/24 anti-virus engines identify the malware in VirusTotal.

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.

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