Virus: Funeral Announcement
Example: [Collected via e-mail, January 2014]
For this unprecedented event, we offer our deepest prayers of condolence and invite to you to be present at the celebration of your friends life service on Thursday,
Please find invitation and more detailed information about the farewell ceremony here.
Best wishes and prayers,
Funeral home receptionist,
The Amos Family
Hereby we want to share your sorrow for your dear friend who passed away on Friday,
You are cordially invited to express your sympathy in memory of your friend at a celebration of life service that will be held on Monday,
Please find more detailed information about the memorial service here.
Funeral Home Secretary,
Origins: In January 2014, Internet users began receiving
However, that link actually pointed to a foreign web site and initiated the download of a ZIP file (e.g., FuneralProcession.zip); users who attempted to open and view that ZIP file ended up executing a malicious file (e.g., FuneralProcession.exe) which installed a Trojan on their PCs.
Last updated: 24 January 2014