Two questions really:
1- Is this an inoffensive prank ?
2- Where do I report such malware?
I received this am a short email portending to email me my earthlink password info. I wouldnt give it a second look EXCEPT that in some weird moment of inattention I clicked on the attachement ( !! and I really know better ).
Well, here is the content of the attachment account_info.zip opened in a hex editor:
00000000 50 4B 05 06 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 PK . . . . . . . . . .
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 . . . . . .
Am I correctly inferring that this is an inoffensive prank ?
Looking at the email header it was obviously a malware type thing since it was addressed to
X-Account@attglobal.net (and not my own email@example.com acccount )
For completeness this is the whole email :
Received: from gntkt.net (illhyd-static-203.197.253
by prserv.net (in4) with SMTP
>; Tue, 3 May 2005 10:13:42 +0000
Date: Tue, 03 May 2005 10:10:11 GMT
Subject: FwD: Your Password
X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="=88f2e9eae6f2f70
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Account and Password Information are attached!
*** Attachment-Scanner: Status OK
*** "ATTGLOBAL" Anti-Virus