Trojan virus attack on Upper Midwest airlines


arning: Northwest Airlines, Midwest Airlines and Sun Country, all based in the Upper Midwest, have  warned e-mail users that an message containing phoney ticket confirmation and enrolment information is being sent under their names. It states an account has been set up and gives the e-mail user an account number and password. It also tells them how much their credit card has been charged. An attachment is supposed to be the invoice and ticket but instead contains a Trojan virus that infects the computer. The e-mail also contains spelling and grammatical errors. That‘s how you know it’s NOT from an airline.

Northwest Airlines vice president of e-commerce Al Lenza says, “If the format does not look familiar to you, and you have not recently purchased a ticket, do not open the attachment. Delete the e-mail right away.”

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12 Responses to Trojan virus attack on Upper Midwest airlines

  1. Monique September 9, 2008 at 7:57 am #

    I have just received this from continental airlines and will delete it.

    Good afternoon,
    Thank you for using our new service “Buy flight ticket Online” on our website.
    Your account has been created:

    Your login:
    Your password: passUN8N

    Your credit card has been charged for $657.06.
    We would like to remind you that whenever you order tickets on our website you get a discount of 10%!
    Attached to this message is the purchase Invoice and the airplane ticket.
    To use your ticket, simply print it on a color printed, and you are set to take off for the journey!

    Kind regards,
    Continental Airlines


    Suspicious files were found in the attachments. Warning: Hidden extension .exe. The attachment was moved to the virus vault.
    Internal Virus Database is out-of-date.
    Checked by AVG.
    Version: 7.5.524 / Virus Database: 270.6.14/1647 – Release Date: 02/09/2008 06:02

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