Meeting Request is Malware-Laden Spam

Be on guard against email messages that look like a meeting announcement.  The attachment,,  is a Trojan horse.  In many cases there are what appear to be intentional typos in the body text, partly to defeat spam filters and partly to appear as a hastily written email.  You will want to treat these kinds of email with suspicion.  When in doubt, suspicious attachment and links can be sent to Virus Total for analysis.  Thanks again to Sophos for this alert.

Malicious meeting email


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