.RAR Malicious Email Attachments
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A Sample of a Malicious ".RAR" Email Message
Subject: wrong IBAN/Account number
Attachment: swift.rar (158 KB)
Payment from our client to your company was declined due to wrong IBAN/Account number
Kindly find attached bank details and confirm that information is correct so we can proceed with transfer again.
The .RAR compression is similar to ZIP which is the most popular file compression or archive formats.
Cyber criminals usually store their malware in compressed files to help prevent antivirus software from detecting them. In other words, they do it because the compressed malicious email attachments may bypass the recipients' antivirus software.
What is a .RAR file?
RAR is the native format of WinRAR archiver. Like other archives, RAR files are data containers, they store one or several files in the compressed form. After you have downloaded RAR file from the Internet, you need to unpack its contents in order to use it.
Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
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