A number of clients and us included have recently received an email pertaining to be from iTunes congratulating the recipients for winning a $50.00 Gift Certificate.
Please be warned: THIS IS A VIRUS!
The email body contains the following:
You have received an iTunes Gift Certificate in the amount of $50.00 You can find your certificate code in attachment below.
Then you need to open iTunes. Once you verify your account, $50.00 will be credited to your account, so you can start buying music, games, video right away.
The email contains an attachment ZIP file which contains the executable iTunes_certificate_247.exe file. When run, the executable modifies your registry and creates files in specific directories. So please don’t do it.
At time of writing, AVG did not recognise the .exe file as a vulnerability.