iTunes Store Spam Campaign

Right after LinkedIn Spam Campaign, we saw a brand new Spam Campaign impersonating iTunes Store

The e-mail appears to arrive from on behalf of iTunes Store and is an exact copy of the official iTunes Store Receipt e-mail.


From the email header,

From: iTunes Store
Subject: Your receipt #155562898256
Date: October 1, 2010 11:01:10 PM GMT+08:00
To: YourName
Received: by with SMTP id y22cs208673weq; Fri, 1 Oct 2010 07:04:49 -0700 (PDT)
Received: by with SMTP id a16mr4707302wfg.213.1285941888137; Fri, 01 Oct 2010 07:04:48 -0700 (PDT)
Received: from ([]) by with ESMTP id 13si2771198wfg.81.2010.; Fri, 01 Oct 2010 07:04:48 -0700 (PDT)
Received: from KVSCHALD (unknown []) by (AntiSpam Platform) with ESMTP id 58C5ED8A2DC43D37 for ; Fri, 1 Oct 2010 22:04:25 +0800 (MYT)
Received: from ( []) by with SMTP id A993453C8F8 for ; Fri, 1 Oct 2010 07:01:10 -0800

The whole purpose of the email is not to show what you have purchase from iTune Store, is to let you to click “Report a Problem” and lead you to a fake Adobe Flash installer.

After clicking the URL, we will be able to see,

The exe file is actually connecting to some .ru web site to download some other files.

This is the malware report.

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  1. PaulE
    Oct 01, 2010 - 04:40 PM

    We would like to report we have experieienced the same issues that you have reported here LinkedIn followed by Itunes.

  2. Ammar
    Oct 01, 2010 - 05:55 PM

    I did download this fake “flash player”, i scaned and did a system restore.

    any suggestions how i can make sure that i do not have it..

  3. FunnySpammers
    Oct 04, 2010 - 04:38 PM

    I think it is funny that the spammers try to lead Apple users to an Adobe Flash download.

    Either they are being ironical or may be they are so silly not to be aware of the Steve Jobs war against Adoble Flash.

    The ever-amazing world of spammers…

  4. Ana
    Nov 28, 2010 - 09:30 PM

    I received the same spam



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