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PSA: Don’t Open SPAM Containing Password Protected Word Docs

12th July 2017  By Lawrence Abrams

 

I wanted to alert everyone of a new malware distributing SPAM that I just received that contains a password protected Word document, which pretends to be about a payment I would be receiving shortly. As I always love free money, I had to take a look and see what I was getting for free.  

 

The SPAM emails are being sent with a subject like “Important Information from Troy Watt”, with the names most likely being different between recipients. These emails then contain a password protected Word docx attachment with names like l_%74kk03ca52q_Troy Watt.docx.

 

You may wondering what use is a password protected word document if the recipient doesn’t know the password. Well, you have nothing to fear as our buddy Troy decided to include that in his email to me:

 

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