Western Union users should be wary of any emails that appear to come from the money transfer firm’s support team.
According to security firm, Sophos, its labs are seeing a large number of these fake emails with a malicious attachment.
The emails invite recipients to print an attached invoice to claim money from a failed attempt at making a money transfer.
Clicking on the attachment unleashes a malicious Trojan horse, says Sophos senior technology consultant Graham Cluley in a blog posting.
Western Union users may well fall for the fake emails, so be warned, but it is difficult to understand why anyone who is not a customer would click on the attachment.
As Cluley says, common sense is the end user’s best friend, so we should all think twice before clicking on any email attachments.