ZBot infections skyrocket fraudulently using Microsoft

Inflammable malware cocktail ignites computers this week

A recent
malware dissemination campaign uses Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access name as

Zbot Malware

The unsolicited
message requires the credulous users to “apply a new set of settings” to their
mailboxes, because several alleged “security upgrades” were applied. The link
from the e-mail leads towards a Web page that abusively displays the logos of

About the author

Sabina DATCU

Sabina Datcu, PhD has background training in Applied Informatics and Statistics, Biology and Foreign Languages and Literatures. In 2003 she obtained a master degree in Systems Ecology and in 2009 a PhD degree in Applied Informatics and Statistics.
Since 2001, she was involved in University of Bucharest's FP 5 and FP6 European projects, as researcher in Information and Knowledge Management field.

In 2009, she joined the E-Threat Analysis and Communication Team at BitDefender as technology writer and researcher, and started to write a wide range of IT&C security-related content, from malware, spam and phishing alerts to technical whitepapers and press releases.