Fake iTunes Offer Hides Malware

'Gift voucher' email contains infected file
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2011 2:14 AM CST
Fake iTunes Offer Hides Malware
Don't be tempted by the offer of a free $50 to spend at the iTunes Store, security experts say.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

An iTunes gift voucher scam is doing the rounds just in time for Black Friday. Users receive an email saying they have been awarded $50 of iTunes credit which they can access by using a security code in an attached file, the BBC reports. The file actually contains malware which opens up the user's computer to hackers, allowing them to grab passwords. (More iTunes stories.)

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