IKEA IMPERSONATED IN TARGETED EMAIL ATTACKS

November 30, 2015

If you shop at IKEA or are planning to, this important information is for you.

Email messages that appear to be sent from IKEA are pouring into inboxes all over the UK. If you aren’t careful, you can easily be fooled into thinking that such an email message is legitimate. It comes from DoNotReply@ikea.com, which looks like an IKEA address, so you may not suspect anything.

Here is one of the fraudulent messages:


Attached to the email message is a Word (.doc) file whose purpose is to exploit a vulnerability in the Word application and install malware on your system. If you open the attachment, which resembles a receipt from IKEA, the malware will be deployed and will try to install the Dridex banking Trojan or Shifu banking Trojan. These types of malware can steal your user names and passwords, monitor your computer activity and steal your credentials.

So, as always, think twice before opening an email, even if it looks like it’s from IKEA. And just to be on the safe side, check out our Technology page, with a list of the vulnerabilities (CVEs) that Votiro solutions protect you against.

If you received an email containing an attachment and you aren’t sure that it’s safe you can upload it to our online tester and we will check it for you instantly.

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