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Upatre Downloader Distributed via Banking-Themed Spam Campaign

04
Apr
2014

Cybercriminals are distributing the notorious downloader known as Upatre with the aid of spam emails that purport to come from major financial institutions such as Lloyds TSB and Wells Fargo.

According to Trend Micro, the fake emails inform recipients that theyve received a new secure message. Potential victims are instructed to open the .msg file in the attachment to see the message.

The .msg file contains another .msg file which hides Upatre (TROJ_UPATRE.YYKE). The method is likely …

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