Malware Alert: Win32.Worm.Mabezat.J is Hiring!

Win32.Worm.Mabezat.J may not be the new kid around the block, but the previous week surely saw a surge of spam mail carrying carefully packed files infected with its code. Taking advantage of the precarious state of the global economy, cyber-criminals disguise their malicious payloads as legitimate job opportunities.

The spam message comes with a variety of job-related email
subjects, such as Web designer vacancy,
New work for you, Welcome to your new work, or We are hiring you. It also contains an
apparently harmless attachment called winmail.dat (a file that is supposed to
contain the Exchange Server

About the author


Bogdan Botezatu is living his second childhood at Bitdefender as senior e-threat analyst. When he is not documenting sophisticated strains of malware or writing removal tools, he teaches extreme sports such as surfing the web without protection or rodeo with wild Trojan horses. He believes that most things in life can be beat with strong heuristics and that antimalware research is like working for a secret agency: you need to stay focused at all times, but you get all the glory when you catch the bad guys.