Earlier today, I blogged about a new zbot campaign that pushes a program to “reconfigure Outlook Express”. Well, it seems to be working, because the volume of spams with this type of message have gone up.
And — they’ve targeted TheBat! (ah, memories for some of you…), but the bot seems to be a bit confused, mixing in TheBat! with Outlook and Outlook Express.
And, of course, the obligatory fake greeting card.
Sample strings used:
TheBat Setup Notification
You have (1) message from Microsoft Outlook.
Please re-configure your Microsoft Outlook again.Download attached setup file and install.
Outlook Express Setup Notification
You have (8) message from Outlook Express.
Please re-configure your TheBat again.
Download attached setup file and install.
(If you’re curious as to what this thing does, you can view the Sunbelt Sandbox report here.)