Western Union users, beware of malicious emails

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.