Sophos warns of fake Apple iTunes certificate

Editor’s Note: The following article is reprinted from Macworld UK. Visit Macworld UK’s blog page for the latest Mac news from across the Atlantic.

Online security expert Sophos has identified a fake Apple $50 iTunes certificate that spreads malware currently doing the e-mail rounds. Sophos’s Graham Cluley, writing on his blog, warns the malware e-mail attachment can infect Windows computers.

“Clearly the hackers are hoping that in your excitement about receiving a $50 iTunes gift certificate that you will throw caution to the wind and open the attachment,” Cluley notes. Sophos detects the malware, contained inside a ZIP file as Troj/BredoZp-AM and Mal/FakeAV-BW.

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