I’ve been getting a flood of phishing attempts, supposedly for a “failed ACH payment”.  In fact, there are times when, in the time it takes me to delete the ones that made it past my filters and into my inbox, a dozen more show up.  Out of curiosity, I checked my spam filter, and found this:

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That’s just a piece of the list.  In total, I received 1,057 copies of that phish in the course of a couple of weeks.  (And every one of them was dated 3-Aug-2011, regardless of when it actually was sent.)

The attachment was supposedly a PDF containing further information.  It was, of course, a Windows executable (with “.pdf.exe” at the end of the filename), which AVG says is “VirusFakeAlert”.

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