PayPal security warning email with malware

PayPal security warning email with malware

There is a new wave of emails pretending to come from Paypal having a ZIP archive attached.
The email says that your PayPal account have been accessed by a third party and, in order to protected your account, PayPal has been locked.The user is invited to review the report attached to the email, the zip archive, containing a single executable following the template account–report.exe

There is no link inside the email, so everything was made “easy” the user : he should only extract the file and execute it.
Please don’t because it contains a malware detected by all Avira products as the dropper DR/Delphi.Gen.


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Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .
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