(LiveHacking.Com) – Journalist Abram Wagenaar has tweeted about a fake iPhone 5 message he received that tries to entice users to follow a malicious link that infects Windows machines with a virus. The iPhone 5, which may be announced today, has been causing almost feverious speculation on the Internet with pundits trying to guess Apple’s next move in the smart phone market – what will the iPhone 5’s specification be? Will there be an iPhone 4S – and so on. As a result of all the speculation cyber-criminals are trying to cash in by spreading malware on the back of the publicity.
Sophos reports that:
“Clicking on links in the email takes you to some Windows malware (lucky Mac fans are being ignored by the hackers on this occasion) which Sophos detects as Mal/Zapchas-A.”
Abram himself has speculated that the message (which was supposedly sent from firstname.lastname@example.org) targets journalists:
Targeted attack in my mailbox: fake PR about new iPhone 5 GS with virus links, sent to journalists only?